BlackBerry Application Suite details emerge

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BlackBerry Application Suite

Wow, our boy Ronen is just killing it with all this BlackBerry Application Suite info right now. First screenshots, then video, and now a cheat sheet/features list.

Basic BlackBerry Application Suite Information

    * Its a application that runs on Windows Mobile 6 devices
    * It can startup when the device boots
    * Features almost exactly the same as RIMs native OS including email & maps support
    * Supports IT policies inside the application along with BlackBerry MDS
    * It is based on OS 4.2.1 but that will change soon
    * Navigation is through a Touchscreen, Dpad, or keyboard
    * WM can connect to a separate APN, simultaneous APN connections are supported (You can connect to a carrier APN via WinMo and Blackberry APN via BAS) This is a HUGE improvement over BlackBerry connect.

There’s a bunch more information after the jump too! Make sure to check out the BlackBerry Application Suite’s Feature and Limitations list.

|via BerryReview|

BlackBerry Application Suite Features

    o BlackBerry Email including attachments
    o RIM Instant Message clients work Gtalk, Yahoo IM, AIM, Windows Live
    o Can send and receive PIN messages and BlackBerry Messenger
    o Supports BES sync of calendar, tasks, address book, & memos
    o PIM/Email databases, unlike BB Connect, are separate. Thus you can have two Exchange accounts (one via WM, one via BES) syncing fully.
    o Browser works just like BlackBerry browser allowing or intranet access on BES
    o Integrates with the phone so you can make calls and all even from links on websites
    o Allows for caller ID in the phone application
    o You can access your windows mobile files from the BlackBerry OS though the opposite is not possible
    o You can easily switch between the BlackBerry and Windows Mobile OS
    o Supports easy switching between landscape and portrait view
    o It works with BIS 2.4+ or BES or both

BlackBerry Application Suite Limitations

    o Blackberry Maps is there but it is not location aware.
    o It cannot access physical hardware, such as GPS, Bluetooth, though since calls are through WM, you can use a BT headset.
    o Video play is not supported.
    o You can install most BB apps, though some may not support VGA resolutions (should be fine on HTC Kaiser, as it is QVGA)
    o Currently not all WM devices are supported, only HTC Kaiser, HTC Raphael and HTC Niki. Xperia X1 support is coming down the pipe.
    o App uses 32 Mb (1Mbx32 files) to simulate BB filesystem

  • Caspan

    Can someone please tell me what the point is?????? It killing me

  • Caspan

    Can someone please tell me what the point is?????? It killing me

  • Matt Novak

    The point is enterprise connectivity and push to a WM Device. This is incredibly exciting for a company like mine. We adopted Blackberry late in the game, so we have a 50/50 Split on WM users, and Blackberry users. The ability to connect our WM users to the Enterprise server without a carrier application is very exciting.

    I want to know where to get my hands on this ASAP to start pushing it out to IT to deploy it!!!

  • Matt Novak

    The point is enterprise connectivity and push to a WM Device. This is incredibly exciting for a company like mine. We adopted Blackberry late in the game, so we have a 50/50 Split on WM users, and Blackberry users. The ability to connect our WM users to the Enterprise server without a carrier application is very exciting.

    I want to know where to get my hands on this ASAP to start pushing it out to IT to deploy it!!!

  • F Peeters

    Also, many countries *outside* the USA have to deal with high roaming costs (up to USD 10 per MB!) when using data outside the country… Not a big issue in the USA, but a very big one in Europe…

    Most providers, however, have an International BlackBerry plan… Being able to use the BB connection on the WinMob device saves a lot of money!

  • F Peeters

    Also, many countries *outside* the USA have to deal with high roaming costs (up to USD 10 per MB!) when using data outside the country… Not a big issue in the USA, but a very big one in Europe…

    Most providers, however, have an International BlackBerry plan… Being able to use the BB connection on the WinMob device saves a lot of money!