1. thelink74's Avatar
    hello,

    i currently own a BlackBerry Bold 9900 but my company has informed me that in the next 3 months they will be discontinuing the BlackBerry Enterprise sever relationship. pretty much if i want to continue to receive my work e-mails i have to seek an alternate phone. my 1st choice would be the moving to the Windows Phone platform and choosing the Titan.

    i was playing with the Titan at my local AT&T store and found the phone pretty amazing. i will miss the QWERTY keyboard form factor but can get over it with time. i do have a couple questions and am hoping you folks can chime in:

    1. does the Microsoft Active Sync do real time (push) e-mail with Outlook?

    2. does the Microsoft Active Sync do real time calendar updates from OutLook?

    3. does Windows have a Desktop manager for importing/exporting media and files?

    4. with BlackBerry Desktop manager i can import my I-Tunes library to my BlackBerry Devices can i do the same with the Titan?

    5. is the MicroSoft Office that comes loaded on the Titan work like the full deskstop version?

    6. is there a way to extend the Titan screen to a PC monitor? i am thinking that if i can edit Microsoft Office docs on there the screen is quite small. i am aware that i could also just dump the doc onto a PC and do it that way but just curious if screen extending is possible with the Titan.

    any other info you can provide would be much appreciated.

    i should add that i prefer to use my personal device for work instead of having a 2nd company phone just to stay connected with the office...
    Last edited by thelink74; 12-29-2011 at 08:33 AM. Reason: adding question #6
    12-28-2011 11:54 AM
  2. neftv's Avatar
    hello,

    i currently own a BlackBerry Bold 9900 but my company has informed me that in the next 3 months they will be discontinuing the BlackBerry Enterprise sever relationship. pretty much if i want to continue to receive my work e-mails i have to seek an alternate phone. my 1st choice would be the moving to the Windows Phone platform and choosing the Titan.

    i was playing with the Titan at my local AT&T store and found the phone pretty amazing. i will miss the QWERTY keyboard form factor but can get over it with time. i do have a couple questions and am hoping you folks can chime in:

    1. does the Microsoft Active Sync do real time (push) e-mail with Outlook?

    2. does the Microsoft Active Sync do real time calendar updates from OutLook?

    3. does Windows have a Desktop manager for importing/exporting media and files?

    4. with BlackBerry Desktop manager i can import my I-Tunes library to my BlackBerry Devices can i do the same with the Titan?

    5. is the MicroSoft Office that comes loaded on the Titan work like the full deskstop version?

    any other info you can provide would be much appreciated.

    i should add that i prefer to use my personal device for work instead of having a 2nd company phone just to stay connected with the office...
    I will try to answer the questions best I can with what I experienced in the 2 weeks of ownership.
    1) I dont think it's push email but in testing with my IMAP email account its just about instant.
    2)not sure
    3)Application called zune on the phone in the music and video section, it appears you can sync to a PC.
    4) I did a little research and it seems you need to use this to go from Itunes to Win mobile 7. I not sure this is what you want or not though. How to Play iTunes Music/Videos on Windows Phone 7
    5) Office on the phone does everything but create powerpoint files. You can read edit save. Microsoft also gives you that 25Gb storage online too.
    12-28-2011 12:22 PM
  3. invertme's Avatar
    1. does the Microsoft Active Sync do real time (push) e-mail with Outlook?

    Yes. I actually get messages on my phone before they pop up on my desktop.


    2. does the Microsoft Active Sync do real time calendar updates from OutLook?

    Yes. But if you are running Exchange 2003 you will have problems with this unless your phone is at 7740 rev level.


    3. does Windows have a Desktop manager for importing/exporting media and files?

    Zune

    4. with BlackBerry Desktop manager i can import my I-Tunes library to my BlackBerry Devices can i do the same with the Titan?

    With Zune - just point it at your music library

    5. is the MicroSoft Office that comes loaded on the Titan work like the full deskstop version?

    Pretty much. You can only do .docx now. (at least that's my understanding)

    any other info you can provide would be much appreciated.

    i should add that i prefer to use my personal device for work instead of having a 2nd company phone just to stay connected with the office...

    Hope that helps.
    12-28-2011 12:56 PM
  4. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    I have my Outlook set up directly under add-an-account: no active-sync involved. You need to know server and domain names, but it is straightforward. It is push, and yes, virtually instantaneous (you can choose the push interval - immediate or other, longer intervals -- in the settings menu *within* the email account. I can sit at my desk and add a calendar event to either one (phone or computer) and it IMMEDIATELY appears on the other device. Email comes in within minutes - often concurrently.
    12-28-2011 01:29 PM
  5. jasqid's Avatar
    Invertme is spot on. I will just add that I began using my live mail account because of my WP. And with mangos linked inbox in makes it really nice.

    Sent from my HTC Arrive using Board Express
    12-28-2011 02:14 PM
  6. klocker2's Avatar
    I have my Outlook set up directly under add-an-account: no active-sync involved. You need to know server and domain names, but it is straightforward. It is push, and yes, virtually instantaneous (you can choose the push interval - immediate or other, longer intervals -- in the settings menu *within* the email account. I can sit at my desk and add a calendar event to either one (phone or computer) and it IMMEDIATELY appears on the other device. Email comes in within minutes - often concurrently.

    are you using an exchange server or outlook connector?
    12-28-2011 02:47 PM
  7. Rocket_Girl's Avatar
    are you using an exchange server or outlook connector?
    Neither. I set it up like any other web-based account, using the advanced setup to include domain name and server.

    I am not a techie, so if I could do it... it has to be straightforward.
    12-28-2011 05:02 PM
  8. HeyCori's Avatar
    Also, if you want to get text documents like Word or Excel on/off the phone then be prepared to get real cozy with skydrive and the skydrive app.
    12-28-2011 09:18 PM
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