Daily Archives: 2/13/2008

Blackberry vs. Windows Mobile

We got our new phones from Verizon to test today. The big debate is between a Windows Mobile based device or a Blackberry. I went for the Windows while Batch chose the Blackberry. My device is working great – I mean as far as Windows can work great – while he is still relegated to having nothing. My number one complaint about the Blackberry still seems to be true. You can’t do anything with it unless you have their enterprise server running next to Exchange. I don’t think we’ll be looking into forking out the money for another server solution so that we can push our email to another server so it can go to mobile devices. We’ll have to manage a whole other batch of accounts and devices that I don’t really feel like putting up with. I realize at this point we’re only talking a few, but I’m looking at long term. I don’t know if Blackberry has something better to offer, but so far my vote is going for Windows because it works out of the box and doesn’t require another layer of complexity. I guess we’ll see if the boys can come up with another solution to buying the pricey Blackberry server just to try it.

Other than that fun I don’t have much big news to report. Aimee joined Batch and i for lunch today and showed off her new MacBook. Jim and I went and home taught Christina tonight and then I came home to pretty much continue working. It’s so hard to stop when you are fully connected 24/7! And, I think on that note, I’m going to bed. Good night!