07-03-2010 01:21 AM
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  1. bunjy's Avatar
    I've been a long time BlackBerry user and I just found out my company is supporting the Droid Incredible on our corporate network. In fact, this is the only Android powered phone supported by my company.

    Before I found out about this, I upgraded to the Bold 9650, but I am still within my 30 days so I can return it for the Incredible.

    Like some BlackBerry users, I am hesitant to make a switch from something that I am very accustomed to using. I am also more hesitant because of how well the BlackBerry integrates with Exchange.

    So after that long-winded introduction, I wanted to get the perspective of those that have switched from BlackBerry on a BES to the Droid Incredible on a corporate network. What do you see as the pros/cons. I know that there is a thread on going from BlackBerry to the Droid Incredible, but it's 49 pages long and I am looking specifically for the point of view of corporate users.

    Thanks for the help!
    06-23-2010 08:09 PM
  2. xblitz44x#CB's Avatar
    I can't speak for the Droid Incredible, but I work for a large healthcare system and my boss managed to break the BB mold and talk the IT dept into letting him use a Moto Droid.

    Their main concern was that the device doesn't natively support remote wipe. So he's using TouchDown as his email client. Aside from that, he's loving it and has had no complaints.
    06-23-2010 09:20 PM
  3. ezun's Avatar
    Bunjy - when does your 30 days end?
    I'm currently a BB9700 on BES user and should receive my Droid Inc next week (estimated shipping is 6/28). Happy to tell you how the integration/switch goes but not sure it's going to help if you have to decide in the next few days.
    06-23-2010 09:25 PM
  4. nyc_rock's Avatar
    Works great, no issues. Meeting invites, out of office, instant email......its all there.
    06-23-2010 09:28 PM
  5. ezun's Avatar
    yeah - and I found this in the BB to Android thread - Post #453 page 46:


    Originally Posted by wyliec2
    Thanks for the info - I should clarify - my work email is coming from a large Exchange Server incorporating BES....


    You won't need the BES. Droids do Microsoft Exchange rather well. I understand in Froyo it will do even better.
    06-23-2010 09:39 PM
  6. bunjy's Avatar
    Bunjy - when does your 30 days end?
    I'm currently a BB9700 on BES user and should receive my Droid Inc next week (estimated shipping is 6/28). Happy to tell you how the integration/switch goes but not sure it's going to help if you have to decide in the next few days.
    I ordered my phone on June 8th, so If you get your phone next week, that would work. I appreciate the help!
    06-23-2010 09:49 PM
  7. bunjy's Avatar
    Great posts, guys! I'm definitely thinking about detoxing from my CrackBerry addiction!
    06-23-2010 09:51 PM
  8. bunjy's Avatar
    I can't speak for the Droid Incredible, but I work for a large healthcare system and my boss managed to break the BB mold and talk the IT dept into letting him use a Moto Droid.

    Their main concern was that the device doesn't natively support remote wipe. So he's using TouchDown as his email client. Aside from that, he's loving it and has had no complaints.
    It's interesting that you mention this. My IT department said that this is the reason why the Droid Incredible is supported on our network and not the Moto Droid -- it supports remote wipe.
    06-23-2010 09:53 PM
  9. xblitz44x#CB's Avatar
    It's interesting that you mention this. My IT department said that this is the reason why the Droid Incredible is supported on our network and not the Moto Droid -- it supports remote wipe.
    That's awesome. I'd definitely give it a shot. I don't think you'll look back.
    06-23-2010 10:08 PM
  10. jskolm85's Avatar
    The main thing you want to know is what version of Exchange is your company running. 2003 has issues with the Incredible. It works great, there are just a few things (forwarding emails, HTML emails) that don't work on it.

    Otherwise, I moved from my Storm 9530 to the Incredible and I am loving it. There is a transition period that you will need to get used to, but otherwise it's great. The native Sense mail client does not support Tasks or Notes though. Only contacts, emails, and calendars.

    If you have any specific questions feel free to ask.
    06-24-2010 08:12 AM
  11. dmcman73's Avatar
    The main thing you want to know is what version of Exchange is your company running. 2003 has issues with the Incredible. It works great, there are just a few things (forwarding emails, HTML emails) that don't work on it.

    Otherwise, I moved from my Storm 9530 to the Incredible and I am loving it. There is a transition period that you will need to get used to, but otherwise it's great. The native Sense mail client does not support Tasks or Notes though. Only contacts, emails, and calendars.

    If you have any specific questions feel free to ask.
    I have my Inc. hooked up to an Exchange 2003 server and have not experienced any of the problems you mentioned above regarding HTML emails or Forwarding emails. Everything works as it should.
    06-24-2010 11:26 AM
  12. bunjy's Avatar
    Again, thanks for all the help!
    06-24-2010 12:14 PM
  13. bkrickles's Avatar
    The main thing you want to know is what version of Exchange is your company running. 2003 has issues with the Incredible. It works great, there are just a few things (forwarding emails, HTML emails) that don't work on it.

    Otherwise, I moved from my Storm 9530 to the Incredible and I am loving it. There is a transition period that you will need to get used to, but otherwise it's great. The native Sense mail client does not support Tasks or Notes though. Only contacts, emails, and calendars.

    If you have any specific questions feel free to ask.
    what exactly do you have to do to get on microsoft exchange. I also have a storm 9530 on my company's enterprise server and want to get off and be on exchange.
    what info do you need to do this?
    thanks in advance
    I should add I'll be getting my droid incredible hopefully by next week.
    do I need anything more than my email address and password to get on microsoft exchange?
    06-24-2010 01:35 PM
  14. jskolm85's Avatar
    I have my Inc. hooked up to an Exchange 2003 server and have not experienced any of the problems you mentioned above regarding HTML emails or Forwarding emails. Everything works as it should.
    You are connected to an Exchange 2003 server using the default Mail client on the device? Or are you using the Touchdown app? If you are using the default client how do you have HTML emails enabled?
    06-24-2010 01:57 PM
  15. dmcman73's Avatar
    You are connected to an Exchange 2003 server using the default Mail client on the device? Or are you using the Touchdown app? If you are using the default client how do you have HTML emails enabled?
    Actually, I just went back an looked at a few HTML formatted emails. It's weird, some come in plain format with HTTP links and yet a few come in with all images and the correct format as if I was looking at it in Outlook. So I guess it's either hit or miss or it all depends on how it's formatted.

    As for the message forwarding, I do it all the time and with attachments and that's works 100%.
    06-24-2010 02:14 PM
  16. belogical's Avatar
    I'm using the native email app, not touchdown, and it has it's share of issues, but none that out way the 100's of positives you get with the HTC Droid Incredible. Is it blackberry email, no, is it usable enough? sure!

    My main issues are the email alerts that I am used to on blackberry, there are no options on android. You can't set an alert based on a specific user, only ringtones on calls, not emails. My out of office assistant doesn't work at all, just says it can't contact the server, but all else communicates.

    I'm pretty excited about 2.2, aka froyo, as it is supposed to have a bunch of enterprise updates with it. I'm on exchange 2003 and have never had the push email work as advertised. It's a bug noted by many, just google it. What I did was make my email check every 15 minutes so I didn't miss anything.

    The last main issue I had was the filters you could set to not forward to your blackberry. I haven't found a valid solution for this either. Being in IT, I have hundreds of emails going to my account daily. With blackberry, I could just filter those out from being pushed. That isn't an option with android.

    But, I'd give up all those features and more to stay on Android. This phone really is incredible. Real apps, real app market, real developers, fast OS, google navigation, flash support, wifi hot spot, the list goes on and on.

    You really have zero reason to stay with blackberry, and this is coming from a 4 year addicted crackberry user. I hardly even check crackberry.com anymore, really no need. Honestly, it's sad seeing the posts on it compared to the posts on here. The apps really are pathetic on blackberry. They look so dated.

    Send your blackberry back today!
    06-24-2010 02:57 PM
  17. dmcman73's Avatar
    I'm using the native email app, not touchdown, and it has it's share of issues, but none that out way the 100's of positives you get with the HTC Droid Incredible. Is it blackberry email, no, is it usable enough? sure!

    My main issues are the email alerts that I am used to on blackberry, there are no options on android. You can't set an alert based on a specific user, only ringtones on calls, not emails. My out of office assistant doesn't work at all, just says it can't contact the server, but all else communicates.

    I'm pretty excited about 2.2, aka froyo, as it is supposed to have a bunch of enterprise updates with it. I'm on exchange 2003 and have never had the push email work as advertised. It's a bug noted by many, just google it. What I did was make my email check every 15 minutes so I didn't miss anything.

    The last main issue I had was the filters you could set to not forward to your blackberry. I haven't found a valid solution for this either. Being in IT, I have hundreds of emails going to my account daily. With blackberry, I could just filter those out from being pushed. That isn't an option with android.

    But, I'd give up all those features and more to stay on Android. This phone really is incredible. Real apps, real app market, real developers, fast OS, google navigation, flash support, wifi hot spot, the list goes on and on.

    You really have zero reason to stay with blackberry, and this is coming from a 4 year addicted crackberry user. I hardly even check crackberry.com anymore, really no need. Honestly, it's sad seeing the posts on it compared to the posts on here. The apps really are pathetic on blackberry. They look so dated.

    Send your blackberry back today!
    Really? The Push is not working for you? I am using the HTC mail client for my Exchange 2003 and have it set to "as messages come in" and I get all my emails. Might want to check with your IT department to see if they have the mobile section in Exchange setup properly.
    06-24-2010 03:59 PM
  18. belogical's Avatar
    Really? The Push is not working for you? I am using the HTC mail client for my Exchange 2003 and have it set to "as messages come in" and I get all my emails. Might want to check with your IT department to see if they have the mobile section in Exchange setup properly.
    I am the IT department

    Yeah, it's all setup correctly and I've done a TON of research on this subject. The push aspect is buggy right now, but checking every 15 minutes does the trick.
    06-24-2010 04:09 PM
  19. bunjy's Avatar
    The only other thing is, of course, the battery life. Honestly, how bad is it? Compare it to your BlackBerry (or old blackberry).
    06-24-2010 05:02 PM
  20. jskolm85's Avatar
    I think the Incredible is the same on battery drain as my Storm was. I would only last a day on my storm and I only last about a day in my Inc.
    06-24-2010 05:15 PM
  21. belogical's Avatar
    I think the Incredible is the same on battery drain as my Storm was. I would only last a day on my storm and I only last about a day in my Inc.
    I would agree with you with this side note. You have to realize how little you use your storm, probably just like me. I was an email power user, but the majority of apps were so bad that I never spent time in them. The browser was like watching paint dry, painful to say the least. This gives the illusion of long battery life. With this phone, I could seriously play on it all day. The apps and web browser are amazing, hence the "poor" battery life. It's basically a case of, this phone is so fast, OS wise, that you can accomplish so much more, including playing, that you are on it a lot more.

    After saying all that, I would go ahead and order the 1750 battery as I did. Well worth it to be able to make it a full 16 hour day. If you are playing hard on it, u will only get 10-12 hours which is still pretty amazing for everything you are doing. Can you imagine a laptop lasting 12 hours?

    Hope that helps!
    06-24-2010 08:24 PM
  22. anon(30235)'s Avatar
    I work in the IT department of a large law firm and we have supported Android devices for a while. I just made the switch, personally, last week from BES to the Incredible. For email, contacts, and calendar, there are no issues at all. However, Outlook Tasks and Notes do not synchronize (just as they don't with the iPhone). If that's not a concern, I would recommend you make the switch.
    06-25-2010 02:09 AM
  23. MushroomStamp's Avatar
    For the record, I also run the IT Dept, and running Exchange 2003. There is NOTHING on my DInc that I can't do, that I did on my BB. It fully support HTML and every every feature of email/calendar/tasks, etc... Maybe some of you don't have your exchange set up properly. No, you can't use the HTC email client because it doesn't support HTML. Use Touchdown if you want HTML (I do), it's not the server it's the client (HTC). I have flawless push (often getting the email before my outlook does). Again, tasks DO sync, it's just the HTC client that is crap. Use Touchdown.

    I will never use a BB again with their WAY outdated and boring OS. LONG LIVE ANDROID
    06-25-2010 09:58 AM
  24. anon(30235)'s Avatar
    MushroomStamp, I started with Touchdown but quickly switched because Touchdown as not displaying the full content of our Help Desk tickets (using Track-IT). HTC mail handles this without and issue. This is more important to me than synchronizing Tasks.

    As you stated, I typically get my messages on my Dinc before they hit Outlook.
    06-25-2010 10:20 AM
  25. MushroomStamp's Avatar
    @Velopirate: intereesting, are you sure you had the right version of TD? there are 2, 1 of them cuts off and doesn't display my emails correctly on the DInc, the other has displayed every inch of every email. I'm pretty sure you had to have had the wrong version. I had the wrong version at first till I contacted NitroDesk and they explained it to me.
    06-25-2010 10:27 AM
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