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May 31 2010   11:58PM GMT

RIM needs to get rid of BES and find something better



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Tags:
Android
BES
iPhone
RIM

Hi folks, as you know I am a big proponent of BlackBerry, but I have to admit less and less these days.

Why is that you may ask? Because of my horrible experiences with BES 5. Realistically I think that RIM just needs to get rid of BES 5 and get something better. They need to go back to what they were doing with BES 4 in terms of ease of use at the very least.

The biggest problem is that the other smart phones don’t require the huge overhead that is BES to operate and BES I know can achieve that with BIS but it’s not the same. They should just make BlackBerries easy to use for syncing like iPhones and then still have BES in the background for those users that need the advanced capabilities that BES provides.

Obviously BES has these extra features that the other players don’t, but in my experience that is a small subset of what is actually needed out there. Why else is iPhone and Android gaining so much traction?

-RP

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