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    Email on the move - Mobile devices

    We have a very large site, and various wireless access points. I am looking for a way of receiving email from our on-site Exchange 2007 server, so that i don't have to go all the way back to my pc, to find that i am needed two classrooms away from the place i have just been to.

    School probably won't stump up for a contract phone, so are there any Smartphones or PDA's that sync via wireless to exchange?

    I am very niave with mobile phone developments. How do you keep in contact with email whilst your doing your rounds on site?

    Cheers

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    HTC's are very good smartphones for exchange etc :-) so i recommend them.

    HTC - Touch Phone, PDA Phone, Smartphone, Mobile Computer

    dont go and get anything like the o2 branded stuff as (might just be me) i can never seem to get them to work properly.

    They tend to act like a pager, aslong as it has a connection to your exchange, when you get a new email it will just alert you.

    I am thinking of doing the same for us.

    James.

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    I've got a HTC touch diamond. So long as you turn off the unstable HTC software and just use it as a Windows Mobile device, it is great.

    Bear in mind that if you use wifi for any period of time on any portable device, you'll chew through battery power. I just use normal mobile data (GPRS/3G) which downloads the first 1kb of each email. Doesn't run up massive bills for me, but saves a load of time in checking email.

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    I use an iPod touch to sync with an exchange server. Relatively cheap too, compared with a contract phone (8GB iPod c.£150). It also synchronises my calendar and contacts.

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    We use Blackberry. They integrate into our exchange into our exchange and users get e-mail etc on the go

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    iphone/ipod touch works fine using activesync over wireless. If you have push active, it will automatically alert you to new messages.

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    Actually had a comment from a deputy head the other day that we should be given blackberrys or similar! May have to see what my manager thinks of the idea

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    We use blackberrys here too.

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    Blackberry's belong in pies.
    They do not integrate, you either have to shell out on a BES or faff around with pop3 and imap and everyone wants them to do what an iPhone or a Smartphone will do without thinking!

    When we started to use them I had a handful using the Blackberry Web service connecting to owa, then it got out of control until the club reached 30 BB's!!!
    I hate them, with so much venom I cannot begin to put it into words.

    The BES has sorted out a lot of the issues but it was not a cheap solution especially when I can do the WM6 devices and iPhones for free!

    I have never had a single day's trouble with my HTC and Exchange server yet I do not think that a day goes past without one of the gormless BB users wanting to do something stupid!
    I have one user on a Nokia E series, again no problems.

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    iPhones are useless with exchange since they new firmware update.

    Get a cheap wifi windows mobile PDA if you only need wifi

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    Another vote for HTCs and Exchange Push Mail, works a treat, will do it over Wifi then if Wifi is out of range over the sim card access instead

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    Thanks for the replies,

    I think i will look into the HTC Touch and snap models over the next few days and go from there.

    So do you buy into a data package? what sort of costs p/month?

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    Quote Originally Posted by steele_uk View Post
    Thanks for the replies,

    I think i will look into the HTC Touch and snap models over the next few days and go from there.

    So do you buy into a data package? what sort of costs p/month?
    I'm on Orange, and the data packages with them suck. 30MB a month is something like £8. And then after that there is a cap of £1 a day for data charges.

    Every other company has much better plans than this - and when my contract is up, I'll be discussing that with them... (Considering I've spent £2k on my contract(s) in 2 years).

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