Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Oct 2011 21:02 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless What many of us wondered the moment Research In Motion announced the PlayBook's QNX-based operating system has now transpired: the Canadian smartphone and tablet company has announced BBX, their QNX-based operating system for both smartphones and tablets - in other words, the expansion of the PlayBook operating system into smartphones.
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by Morgan on Thu 20th Oct 2011 05:33 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: ..."
Morgan
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What version of Android prevented you from access more than one e-mail account? And what e-mail app?


I never said I only had access to one email account under Android. I said I only had Push support for one account (the main Google account). The rest are polling accounts. This fact is well known in the Android community, and in the past when I only worked one job it wasn't as big a deal. But with two regular jobs and contract work, I simply need something more versatile. To answer your question, I started with 1.6 on the Moto Cliq, tried the official update to 2.1, then rooted it and put on a de-Blurred Moto ROM and later Cyanogen 7. The other phone was an HTC MyTouch 4G, first with 2.2 then the official 2.3 update.

Android 2.3.3 (the first version I've played with) supports Exchange ActiveSync for as many accounts as you want to add (not sure exactly if it's push, poll, or IMAP IDLE or something else).


Exchange is not a solution for me, as none of my email accounts are Exchange-based. Exchange works similar to Push from my understanding; it delivers the message the moment it hits the server, much like an SMS message.

And the Moxier Pro app that came with this phone includes "Direct Push" (as in, notification of each message as it arrives on the server) for as many accounts as you want to add, along with a couple of other notification options.


I'm curious to know what phone that is. ;) While I would never consider purchasing an app just to do what the phone should do by default, it would be nice if all Android based devices came with such an app for free.

Sounds like you're lambasting Android for an issue that HTC created with their SenseUI and included apps. Get a better (non-HTC) phone, get a better Android experience. ;)


I've had two Android phones, the MyTouch and a Motorola Cliq, which I still have and it is now rooted with a Cyanogen build. The screen issues are also present with the Cliq, and they persist no matter what software is on the device. This is one of those specific areas where Apple's iPhone hardware beats many (not all) Android phones. My solution for the screen issues was not to get a better Android phone, but to go back to a non-touch screen phone. ;)

That's like someone picking up a BB Storm (that's the first touchscreen device, right?) and then complaining the all BBs suck. ;) Hardly a fair comparison considering how poorly the Storm's screen worked, how slow the hardware was, how crappy everything about it was.


I had one of the original Storms (yes it was the first touch based BlackBerry), unlocked and on AT&T. For the most part it was a great phone, especially after the last software upgrade. I've also played with a Storm 2, and it was even better. I have a feeling the Torch may be in my future, if I can find out for sure there are no major issues with the touch screen or the new OS.

The e-mail inadequacies do not exist. At least, not on my Xperia Pro running Android 2.3.3, using either the default e-mail app, or the included Moxier Pro. (Connecting via ActiveSync to a Zimbra groupware server.)


I'm sorry but they do indeed exist for me. You have a backend that works with a phone that you chose, therefore your phone works for you, and that's great. My needs happen to be met better by a BlackBerry than by an Android based device, and there's nothing wrong with that. I'm not sure why you are arguing otherwise.

Edited 2011-10-20 05:35 UTC

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