We run Exchange 2003 enterprise as our mail server. We currently have 10 users who have blackberries, although as yet we have not opted to use the blackberry enterprise server - our users use their "out of office" assistant to forward all mail to the blackberry.
We have one user who intends to acquire a Sony Ericsson W950I. I have downloaded the manual (http://www.sonyericsson.com/downloads/W950i__UG_R2a_EN.pdf
) and from what i can see the phone has limited messaging capabilities. In the email setup section it states:
"The email account you wish to setup must support the pop3 or IMAP protocol, and the standard SMTP protocol for sending email"
I would be grateful if someone could answer the following questions:
1. I take it the above means the W950I will function in much the same way as our blackberries currently do - ie it will have to be used in conjunction with a pop account rather than interfacing directly with our exchange server. Is this the case?
2. Apart from Blackberries used in conjunction with a BES, are there any other mobile devices out there which can directly interface with an Exchange server? They also need to be able to be used as a phone and have the same toys as the W950I (MP3 player, nice screen etc)