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  1. mjohnson4580

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    does android devices handle email like blackberrys or do u have to have an app for say like comcast email. and also is there a facebook and myspace app cause i curently have a blackberry and was up in the air about getting storm2 or droid just have questions i need answered
     

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    According to the Motorola Droid Specs, Pics and Features article right here on phandroid.com the Droid would appear to support email. The spec's sheet from the Motorola site shows that the Droid will support IMAP, Pop3 and Exchange.

    Here is the link to spec's that were posted:
    http://phandroid.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/motorola-droid-specs.jpg

    I also have a Blackberry Storm and will gladly dump it for the new Droid when it is released.

    All the best!
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    Email app, check
    Facebook app, check
    myspace app, dunno XD
     
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    Yep...Both Myspace and Myspace Lite are available and free.

    Cyrket - Search: 'myspace'
     
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    But no one over the age of 13 should have a MySpace page anyway. :)
     
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    Very true...On the occasion I want to check out a song on a myspace page, I almost immediately get a headache...Unfettered page design should simply not be allowed to everyone...lol
     
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    It will support it native just fine. You can get apps like K9 for email if you want, but no it's not needed. Facebook is integrated into Android 2.0 so your set, MySpace has an app and so does twitter or any other social networking site you use.
     
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    Thank you for posting this question because this is the only question I still have. My understanding is that it supports POP3 and IMAP as well as Exchange. I know Google services allow for push email through Gmail accounts. I guess I would have to forward all of my other mail accounts to the gmail account to get them PUSHED to my Droid? Any other way to get push email besides subscribing to a hosted exchange service? Anyway to reply to an email that was forwarded to my Gmail account with my original email address in the "from" feild?

    Too many questions here for my comfort. Blackberry just does email right.
     
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    I hear that! I used to have a Blackberry Curve. Blackberry definitely does email right. Why is it so hard for others to get it right?
     
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    It's all about the BES/BIS. That's a server that sit's in the middle of your email host and your device. It constantly queries your email host, something your phone itself cannot do for many reasons. When it has an email from your email host, it sends out the email to your device, hence "push email." Other devices don't connect to an in between server, they connect directly to your email host every 10 mins or 30 mins or whatever time you have setup. So it "checks" your email and "pulls" it to the device.

    I don't know how Google accomplishes this w/ Gmail accounts but I really would become an instant Android/Google apologist if they were able to do this with other email accounts.
     
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    There are two general standards for PUSH email that can be used. One is ActiveSync which can be licensed from Microsoft. One is IMAP Idle, which is an open standard. Android supports IMAP Idle, which is I believe how they get push email from Gmail. Android 2.0 is rumored to support ActiveSync, so it will work with Exchange.

    IMAP IDLE - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    huh?

    I'm pretty sure I responded to this thread a couple of posts ago. Where's the post gone?
     
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    Checking on it for you.
     
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    Trick202, An admin checked and nothing shows as being deleted. I'm not sure what happened.

    Once the Droid is available, I'll be configuring it for gmail, exchange, and some pop accounts. I'll be able to report back then regarding what can
     
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    I have a BB and I don't use BES and I get push notifications from my outlook and from Windows live mail.
     
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    Yeah, this is really great news in my book.
     

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