- 02-11-2013, 12:28 PM #401
2. ActiveSync was a PC sync protocol. He's right. It was used for Synching Windows Mobile phones.
3. Exchange ActiveSync is different and it's used for Synching PIM data to mobile devices (now PCs as well, as Microsoft Outlook supports it in the latest/just released 2013 version).
If you want to make sure your email will sync on every platform without the need to utilize 3+ different protocols and set things up in 3+ different places, you shouldn't be using Gmail. It's that simple. And why are people trying to discredit EAS as a PUSH protocol in an attempt to make IMAP with IDLE extension seem better than what it is (which is, not really all that good and certainly not on par with EAS when you look at what EAS actually does).
- CrackBerry Genius
02-11-2013, 12:45 PM #402
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Is EAS "syncing" true syncing as in the data is physically stored in both places, or is the phone just a "tunnel" to the server where the data is? i.e., if the connection is lost, do you still have access to all the information that has been sync'd?Register here to provide feedback to BlackBerry and help stop BB10 from becoming an Android clone!
- 02-12-2013, 06:44 AM #405
- CrackBerry Newbie
02-15-2013, 11:14 AM #406
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Of course the Playbook has push-- for everything including FB, Linkedin, gmail, yada yada.
There's some a'hole on Seeking Alpha saying it doesn't have it and hence will fail. The other reason is Balsillie sold all his stock in Q4. Duh, that's good news, his track record? Not so good. Oh, he says they failed to launch in the US. This reminds me of Apple in the old days. Too bad I'm sure all the Apple dead people burned all the tapes.
- 02-15-2013, 02:01 PM #407Proud Member of the PlayBook Beta Test Team (Since June 2011)
- 02-15-2013, 06:44 PM #410
IMAP for Mail
CalDav for Calendar
CardDav for Contacts
I think that's the point many of us were making.
Meanwhile, EAS (Outlook.com) uses one connection for all of those.
Especially in regard to Contact and Calendar data, EAS is significantly faster than DAV.
- 02-19-2013, 03:19 PM #412
If it matters that much, then just use Outlook.com and switch everything over, setting Gmail to forward to Outlook (with a filter to put it in it's own folder, if you want) to catch anything else that you may have missed.
- CrackBerry User
02-19-2013, 06:47 PM #413
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The specific article "KB33472-How to integrate Google Apps accounts as ActiveSync" of BB talks about what you can do if you have subscribed to Google Apps.
Such an Google App account is not a regular (free) Google account and "ActiveSync" in the article title just means EAS. So if you have subscribed to Google Apps you still can connect to it using EAS with one connection for mail/calender/contacts from BB10 and you don't need to use IMAP/CardDAV/CalDav. It works just like it is described by BB in the knowledge base article KB33472. Google has no intention to remove EAS support from Google App accounts and never had. It is only removed from free accounts.
I'm just saying to clarify it.
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