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receive corporate e-mail in real time.

by xbsims / March 20, 2006 3:39 AM PST

Aside from Blackberry, do any other phones/PDA's offer this feature? (Verizon in particular)

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The magic word is "patent."
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2006 4:44 AM PST

As you may be aware of, such a feature is patented. Push or realtime is patented whereas polled or check every so many minutes is more common.


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blackberrys v. others
by xbsims / March 20, 2006 5:03 AM PST

Speaking only of emails, is there really a tremendous difference between using a blackberry as opposed to a Treo or the VX9800??

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You want "push" e-mail
by tychocat / March 21, 2006 3:32 PM PST

I can't speak to patent issues, but it appears to me that any device running Windoze Mobile ought to have this feature. You might want to look into the so-called Smartphones, the HTC line of communicators, or the HP hw6xxx series of devices.

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I can speak about it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 21, 2006 8:36 PM PST
In reply to: You want "push" e-mail

While the feature is possible, look to RIM's recent legal problems to see why push email is not a standard feature.

Write back if you don't get it.


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I got it . .
by xbsims / March 21, 2006 10:41 PM PST
In reply to: I can speak about it.

I just don't want it. Verizon and Blackberry are not a great mix. Love blackberry's in general (yet hate them when they buzz at 3 in the morning). I would like to switch to a vx 9800 or maybe the treo but I've been told the performance is just not the same. I'll take a look at the HPs (if offered by Verizon).

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