Hello! New to Droid & maybe not for long...


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  1. djeaux

    djeaux Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi! I just got an HTC Desire a couple of days ago (3G, CellularSouth), moving from an old Blackberry Pearl Flip, which was my 2nd Bb. I carried various Palms for over 10 years, so the bigger form factor wasn't an issue.

    I have a 14 day grace period on this phone, during which it can go back, and I've already been back to the store three times in 36 hours. Simply put, I either need to have three Exchange accounts configured or a system that will "IMAP-ize" them. With the Blackberry, it took less than 10 minutes to set up all six of my email accounts to a single in-box, but with the Desire, it took about 10 hours to get four of them set up, another 4 to get the fifth working, and the 6th seems to be in the "you can't get there from here" category. We'll see, since I have the sysadmins working on it now...

    But it would be a shame to return this lovely piece of eye candy (and eat the early reactivation fee) because Blackberry has the email thing nailed and Droid doesn't... (

    Somebody tell me there is hope & I'll search these forums! TIA
     

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    Martimus One bite at a time... Moderator

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    Welcome to the Android Forums!

    Remember that BB is a niche business tool... it's designed specifically for that sort of thing.
     
  3. djeaux

    djeaux Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I was afraid someone would tell me that. Well, I guess this was a short stay on the forums ... Will go exchange this toy for another Blackberrry tomorrow... Thanks for the tip. I wish the cell store guy had told me that up front when I asked him if this phone would support six email accounts...
     
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    Martimus One bite at a time... Moderator

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    We honestly don't want to chase you off... there are some Android phones that can likely handle six email accounts (the 3 Exchange accounts, however, can be somewhat more daunting).
     
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    djeaux Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    No offense taken, but it does amaze me that this so-called top-of-the-line phone cannot run circles around a device (Blackberry) that is essentially still using the same technology it used ten years ago. I guess the Droid designers figure animations sell phones... Oh well, it was fun, albeit a bit frustrating...
     
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    Welcome to Android Forums! Glad you signed up! :)
     

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