04-19-2008, 11:38 AM
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
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The biggest advantage in using the Blackberry that you will notice is the better battery performance. Using the Active Sync on windows mobile, the device actually does all of the heavy lifting (checks in with the server every so often to see if there are any new messages - actually to see if the server has anything to push it, which is not really push, kinda fake push). With the Blackberry, the server does all of the heavy lifting, simply pushing the messages directly to the device whenever anything arrives. It is not a "sync" but rather a true push.
As FlashAM mentioned, if your company is not running a BES, there are other options that get you a less-than-realtime experience, but it still uses the push technology.
With blackberry, your email checks you. . .not the other way around.