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post #16 of 26
I'm using a Samsung Blackjack at the moment which is 3G capable. I have a law partner that uses the iphone and is able to receive outlook email through our exchange server. It's not difficult at all. The only issue at the moment is that to send an email you can't use wifi because you are using the outgoing att server. In order to update the outlook calendar you just connect the iphone to your computer.

In June there will be exchange support added, I believe through the use of active sync. Once that is available and they add 3g, I will pick one up.
post #17 of 26
i have the iphone, but i wouldnt get it without the jaillbreak,

with out that its not really entertaining, and not really buisness either
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by tyrion View Post
I'm using a Samsung Blackjack at the moment which is 3G capable. I have a law partner that uses the iphone and is able to receive outlook email through our exchange server. It's not difficult at all. The only issue at the moment is that to send an email you can't use wifi because you are using the outgoing att server. In order to update the outlook calendar you just connect the iphone to your computer.

In June there will be exchange support added, I believe through the use of active sync. Once that is available and they add 3g, I will pick one up.
Yeah but the issue is that do you really want to put all your compnay emails on iphone? It's not secure at all. What happens if you lose it? Passwords on iphone doesn't mean anything. Anyone can hack into it. Plus if you are a power email user (which i would thinks so if you use it for corporate), iphone is definitely not enough. It's too limited and has many little quirks that just makes it not user-friendly. Only thing it does is provide you with the convenience of email access on the road, but you can't do much with it. BlackBerry's can do pretty much anythign you can do on Outlook or Notes + wireless sync of calendars, contacts, tasks, etc. Just can't beat that. If you guys ever see the Blackberry enterprise server and what it can do, you'd undertstand iphone has no chance when it comes to competing in the corporate world regardless of the new exchange support.

With that said, I still love my iphone. I think it's the best consumer phone i've ever had.
post #19 of 26
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Yeah but the issue is that do you really want to put all your compnay emails on iphone? It's not secure at all. What happens if you lose it? Passwords on iphone doesn't mean anything. Anyone can hack into it. Plus if you are a power email user (which i would thinks so if you use it for corporate), iphone is definitely not enough. It's too limited and has many little quirks that just makes it not user-friendly. Only thing it does is provide you with the convenience of email access on the road, but you can't do much with it. BlackBerry's can do pretty much anythign you can do on Outlook or Notes + wireless sync of calendars, contacts, tasks, etc. Just can't beat that. If you guys ever see the Blackberry enterprise server and what it can do, you'd undertstand iphone has no chance when it comes to competing in the corporate world regardless of the new exchange support.

With that said, I still love my iphone. I think it's the best consumer phone i've ever had.
The iphone in June will have exchange support. I can't say whether or not it's as good as a Blackberry in every corporate environment. I can only say that at the moment it works in ours fine. Any email that comes through our exchange server is in our office computers whether it's incoming or outgoing. The only thing it dosn't do at the moment is wireless sync of the outlook calendar and contacts. In order to do that it's a matter of connecting the iphone to the computer. Again, I don't have the technical know how to compare the two. I was only pointing out that it can be used like a Blackberry and will be closer in June.
post #20 of 26
The iPhone feels like a little computer in your pocket. The blackberry is great for typing out emails, but it also makes you feel like you're sending glorified SMS.
If you mainly need an email device, get a blackberry. If you want to do more, get the iPhone.
post #21 of 26
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so the new iphone will be here in june?
post #22 of 26
Blackberry 8120 all the way. If you need e-mail on the go you cannot live without a Blackberry. It's a dream to use too. This Pearl is just so logical to use, I can't believe it. It's like a computer, the way the messaging interface is.
post #23 of 26
If your primary usage is commercial in nature and your primary concern is secure push email, then right now you need a Blackberry. Otherwise, iPhone all the way.

I use both, so this is a relatively unbiased opinion.

It's unknown when the new (presumably 3G capable) iPhone models will arrive. Summer would be a safe-ish bet. The software platform, however, will open up to third-party developers in June and so the iPhone should get MS Exchange support, true push email, Cisco VPN support and all the other corporate must-haves very shortly afterwards.
post #24 of 26
I have a Treo 755p and I am happy with it. I would probably go with the iPhone if you do not need a lot of extra apps. I also have an iPod Touch and the bigger screen and great web interface make it very useful when I am in Wi-fi range.

The Treo has the ability to work with my Slingbox, Orb, Ptunes (for Rhapsody Music Files), and tons of other apps and works great for email since it has a keyboard.
post #25 of 26
hmm looks like im the only one.....

ok i use a nokia n800 internet tablet. its really great, however, only wifi is built in. BUUUUT, i have it bluetooth synced to my phone and use the 3G capabilities built in my phone to surf when there is no wifi. it has flash player built in, expandable memory up to at least 16GB possibly 32 in the near future. touch screen pad you can type with your fingers or write with a stylus.
post #26 of 26
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Yeah but the issue is that do you really want to put all your compnay emails on iphone? It's not secure at all. What happens if you lose it? Passwords on iphone doesn't mean anything. Anyone can hack into it.
I think with the June release, you'll be able to remote wipe the iphone.
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