- 02-01-2013, 02:59 PM #226
Last edited by go1ndr; 02-01-2013 at 03:03 PM. Reason: Typos
- 02-01-2013, 03:14 PM #228
Not only Android has caught up with BlackBerry, with this supposedly latest and greatest OS, BlackBerry now is a huge step backward in the most important areas: email/calendar/contacts and cloud sync.
- 02-01-2013, 04:13 PM #229
So, a couple of points on this...
Gmail pushes, okay? You set the Gmail account in the Accounts tab in Settings (and if you use 2-factor authentication, do yourself a favor and find out how to obtain an "application-specific" password--it's criminal how deep Google has hidden this). It all works just fine.“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
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02-01-2013, 04:39 PM #230
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02-01-2013, 04:46 PM #231
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- 02-01-2013, 05:09 PM #232
- 02-01-2013, 05:12 PM #234
- 02-01-2013, 06:10 PM #235
The post was about what choices user has now with BB10, to get email/contacts/calendars/bookmarks/documents synchronized across all devices.
Not mission critical - Use GMAIL or Outlook.com. Both push and sync well, but Gmail may be losing this option for the freebies. Privacy concerns.
Email is important - Setup a hosted email account, like Rackspace Email or similar. For $3/month you get Mobile Sync, but your contacts will not sync with your PC w/o a 3rd party tool . Some ISP's may offer some level of sync, as well.
Need my stuff everywhere - MY OPTION: Setup a Hosted Exchange Email account. $4 - $15 month. Full sync, your email, contacts, and calendar are securely backed up.
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02-01-2013, 06:29 PM #237
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Active Sync is not real push eMail as i understand. Active Sync drain more Battery and you have got a continuous connection(more data?) to Gmail. And the eMail Provider need to support that, or you need to forward the eMails another eMail Provider.
Old BIS was Push eMail. The BB Servers sync the eMail with Gmail and if there comes a new one it pushes instant to your BB!
- 02-01-2013, 07:23 PM #240
I've been speed testing the 'push' capabilities of all my email accounts all day (Gmail, Yahoo! and Hotmail) on the Z10, and the clear winner was Hotmail... by a mile!
Yahoo! didn't push at all, it was pulled, and only every 15 minutes which is the shortest sync interval setting.
Gmail wasn't much better, and I'm not convinced that pushed either.
Hotmail was the only account that was actually pushed, and there wasn't even a sync interval setting while setting it up. It was push only, and it's very quick.
Needless to say, all my accounts are now being pulled into my Hotmail inbox and pushed to my phone.
- 02-01-2013, 07:36 PM #241
I am on my condo's council and receive many emails from various council members. It's nice to see this on my phone, but I don't want to reply using my phone. It's all checked by Outlook on my PC, sorted into the various folders depending on who it's from and I respond from there. I review my emails quickly on my phone then delete them so I know what's waiting for me when I get home. This way my phone isn't cluttered up with emails I don't need "in my pocket" and accidentally deleting something from the phone doesn't erase them from the mail server.
Another example are all the thread reply notifications I get from various forums - nice to check them quickly, but I don't need or want to keep them on my phone. They end up in my inbox at home, sorted by which forum they were sent by and I can go through and read updates later on.
- 02-01-2013, 07:39 PM #242
- 02-01-2013, 07:46 PM #243
One more issue - polling for POP mail would also download any attachments automatically. At least on BIS I had the option to download the attachment if I wanted/needed to, and if not I wasn't wasting data.
- 02-01-2013, 10:13 PM #246
- 02-01-2013, 11:17 PM #248
- 02-01-2013, 11:30 PM #249
You are cracking me up. Off Topic: Do you print out MapQuest maps before driving on a trip, or use GPS? Do you use a wired mouse with your computer, or wireless? Do you tell people you have a DSL connection or do you refer to it as a broadband connection?
I'm just busting your cacahuetes!
BB10 does have push email.
- 02-02-2013, 03:09 AM #250
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