3263 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 10, 2009 10:57 AM by Rich Fleming
The BlackBerry will not have direct OTA access to your calendar & contacts, even if you kept your Exchange environment as it is now.
Without BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Server) for Exchange, your best bet is to utilize Google Sync on the BlackBerry as this will allow you to sync your contacts & calendar OTA.
Thank you for your feedback to my BlackBerry question. I know BES is required with Exchange server; that's not a problem as we do have it. But trying to move off Exchange entirely...
Right now, I have all of my data syncing directly to MobileMe/.Mac where my iPhone can get it "pushed" (sort of). Is there any connector for OTA access to .mac from BlackBerry, or ANY other options other than also syncing from my Mac to Google?
There's nothing that will give you direct OTA calendar & contacts sync between a non-BES BlackBerry device and .mac. You can get OTA email, but not PIM data.
Utilizing Google Sync for BlackBerry as a "middleware" syncing solution is the only way that I know of.
It's not an Apple limitation... it's a BIS (BlackBerry Internet Service) limitation. BIS simply doesn't have OTA PIM sync functionality yet. Only recently has Google and RIM begun to work together to start doing native OTA contacts sync via BIS.
If you were just looking for OTA email delivery... then BlackBerry/BIS is wonderful. Unfortunately, when you start adding OTA PIM sync into the mix, BIS falls flat.