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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by odub, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. odub

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    I'm a corporate user on an all Microsoft infrastructure and really need the Exchange integration (email/calendar/contacts) and am preparing to finally pitch a BB Curve with BIS (no BES server here) b/c of the required usb connected sync for calendar/contacts. What are the biggest tradeoff's by going Android over WinMo as far as WinMo's "full exchange support"?
     

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  2. piannetta

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    I'd be keen to understand this also, as I too am a corporate user considering the move over to Android. Any guidance or information would be useful.
     
  3. colnago

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    FWIW, I believe that the generally accepted Exchange support is best acheived using the 3rd party app called "Touchdown". There are some people having a few issues here and there but for the most part its compatible with most people's Exhange versions. Just search the forums for "Touchdown" to see where the issues lie.

    As far as OS vs. OS, I believe WinMo is more "laggy" and "problematic" on touch screen devices, in some situations. I have WinMo 6.1 on a Motorola Q (more like a BBerry Bold in form), and its very stable, even after several "mods". There is a big WinMo modding community and its easier to "root" since one just needs a registry editor, which is readily available for a few bucks.

    However I think that Android is the momentum play as Win 7's fate is still up in the air. Android has the stronger device line up as well, and given its market share, there will be more 3rd party apps/accessories.
     
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  4. stroths

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    I can tell you that the BB is the best device you can get for texting and email. It's rock solid and built for those purposes. If you want to do more multimedia, run apps, etc, Android will run circles around the BB.
     
  5. piannetta

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    That's a fair call Stroths, however, I'm greedy, I want both! Seriously though, is it such a big ask to expect both in this day and age on a single device or platform? After all, it ain't rocket science!;)
     
  6. IOWA

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    Android does email just fine... I have 10 inbox's...

    Tapatalk. Samsung Moment. Yep.
     

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