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Jul 31 2009   4:24AM GMT

Google Apps for BES

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, some more news from the BlackBerry front. So the latest salvo fired in the mobility wars comes from Google and BlackBerry.

You’ve all heard of Google Apps, and you’ve all heard of GMail. Currently you can receive your GMail on your BlackBerry by installing the GMail app. Unfortunately if you have used it, it’s not the greatest app and could stand for some improvement.

Well Google has decided to fix that with the Google Apps Connector for BES(BlackBerry Enterprise Server). This connector will allow all sorts of cool features such as the following as listed on Google’s web site:

  • Messages sent to your Gmail inbox are pushed to your BlackBerry within 60 seconds.
  • Emails read/deleted on your BlackBerry are marked as read/deleted in Gmail, and vice-versa.
  • Synchronize BlackBerry folders with labels in Gmail.
  • Search for email addresses and phone numbers of other users on your company domain.
  • View your Google Calendar schedule on your native BlackBerry application, with one-way synchronization from Google Calendar to your BlackBerry device.
  • Contacts in Gmail are automatically synchronized with your BlackBerry address book.

http://www.google.com/apps/intl/en/business/mobile.html

This is supposed to be available come August 2009.

-RP

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