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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by IHateMyTreo, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Are there any Touchdown users (v.6.1.0007) out there who might post a short review? I'm particularly interested in the voice-to-text and text-to-voice features, as well Blackberry-like functions. Does it compare to BB email software? Can you select and delete blocks of emails? How does it really work in practice compared to stock Android and BB? One-touch buttons for reply, forward, delete, etc?

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  2. RichSz

    RichSz Not Entitled

    There is a 30 day trial. Why don't you try it out and see if it works for you?
  3. thegekko

    thegekko Newbie

    I have used Touchdown for about a week now. I have been a BB user for about 8 years or so and I think I finally found something that can replace it!
    The email, contacts, and calendar function pretty much the same as BB. I have been monitoring the speed that emails and calendar updates a re pushed to both units (BB Curve and DX) and its almost simultaneous. Sometimes the DX gets the push before the BB! Whats really good about the DX is the top status bar that you can pull down when you get an alert that an email has arrived and see the unread msgs there.
    The scheduling is very similar with all of the usual options of recurrence, invites, and alerts. I am very close to paying for Touchdown, but I want to give the native DX exchange a chance also. One of our IT guys has the DX and uses the native app and is pleased. I think that's a pretty good endorsement. Now I know all exchange systems and IT personnel tolerance for adding non-corporate units to their system, so your experience may be different. I have to say that as of now I think this app is as good as, and possibly better that the BB.
    I'm going to use TD for the rest of this week then try the native app for a week before I put the BB in the drawer. My business depends on instant email and calender changes and I want to be sure that I have a reliable solution.
    As to the text to speech...I haven't tried that yet, however I will because that would be a huge advantage especially in the car (3-5 hours a day).

    If I were you, I would get the 30 day demo and test it out with your specific needs and wants and see if it is compatible with your system and work flow. TD gives you 30 days for that very reason.

    Let us know how it goes and I will be posting updates as I work through this changeover.
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  4. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Thanks people. Reason I needed the review is because I have not purchased the X yet, and I have not switched over to Exchange yet. So needed this info before sinking money into hardware and a hosted Exchange plan.
  5. Carmen

    Carmen Newbie

    I'm having a hard time getting TD to work. I have an exchange from GoDaddy and was able to set up the original exchange quickly with no hitch but I can't seem to get the right configurations to get it to work on TD. If anyone can help that would be much appreciated. I have no IT guy for assistance just myself here. And getting frustrated!
  6. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Your problem may (or may not) be with TD. It could be with Moto Blur and Exchange.

    Check out this thread to see if your symptoms are the same.


    Temporary work-around can be found here: Go to page 9, post 125 for instructions. You have to swap out to an older email apk. Touchdown is supposed to cure the problem though.

    Moto admits a problem with notifications, as well as corp sync to mail, contacts, calendar etc. But they are completely quiet on what they are doing about it.
  7. dookie1

    dookie1 Well-Known Member

    TD flat out rocks. completely decimates the native exchange 'client'.

    If you can use OWA to your server, TD should work fine for you.

    (my back-end is my company's in-house ex2003 server)

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