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Android Vs. iOS Vs. Windows Phone 7: Enterprise Shootout
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ANON1249584737867
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ANON1249584737867,
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12/4/2011 | 11:54:49 PM
re: Android Vs. iOS Vs. Windows Phone 7: Enterprise Shootout
Windows Phone 7 (or 8) isn't going anywhere until Microsoft builds LTE support into them, because Verizon won't carry them until then, and Verizon is still the 900-lb primate in the zoo. And it is a shame, because Microsoft could be making a killing, since the iFone doesn't have full functionality on the Verizon network (CDMA and LTE just cannot do the multitasking that GSM can; sorry -- and if you don't believe me, get iFones from Verizon and ATT and talk on them while trying to use a Web search for the nearest diner). Verizon has the coverage and the customer base, and ATT has the technology and the handsets.
GrantMoerschel
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11/30/2011 | 11:02:33 AM
re: Android Vs. iOS Vs. Windows Phone 7: Enterprise Shootout
Like Fritz, I too wonder how many of the, what is it 300+, BES policy types are actually used. I'd bet most IT staff implement the same type of policies across the board and I'd also bet alot of those policies are pretty basic. Apple is increasing their inventory of control hooks and it will be interesting to see how Android ICS does in this area as IT and MDM vendors wrap their arms around it. Oh and the integration of the 3LM.com hooks too on Android is something to watch.

Has anyone seen survey data on the average complexity of BES policies and whether they tend to be at parity with other platforms? Meaning... even though BES policies can be complex because of lots of knobs and switches, do people use the controls?
kroyalty410
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kroyalty410,
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11/30/2011 | 3:12:36 AM
re: Android Vs. iOS Vs. Windows Phone 7: Enterprise Shootout
try this one if you are a facebook junkie: go to your facebook account settings and chose "mobile > add a phone" and follow the instructions to add your phone. make sure to include texting the letter "F" to 32665 (FBOOK). afterwards, add facebook as a contact and then tell the phone to "text facebook" and you can update your status via voice all hands-free :)
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11/30/2011 | 3:10:04 AM
re: Android Vs. iOS Vs. Windows Phone 7: Enterprise Shootout
If you do - also try launching any program you installed via voice. just say "Open appname" where appname is the program you want to run. no need to hunt for it :)
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11/29/2011 | 4:52:24 PM
re: Android Vs. iOS Vs. Windows Phone 7: Enterprise Shootout
Given so many folks are switching from Blackberry to Android, there's an app that helps setup a new android phone, specifically for BB folks making the change. Might find it helpful... Welcome Home to Android.
klutz606
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11/29/2011 | 3:28:24 PM
re: Android Vs. iOS Vs. Windows Phone 7: Enterprise Shootout
Our IT group supports the iPhone, Android and Windows Phone, I keep returning to the Windows Phone. WP7 with the latest OS update is very easy and fast to use. I've been able to get all the applications I want. I believe Microsoft has the best end-user experience and is best positioned to gain more market share quickly.
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11/29/2011 | 9:55:45 AM
re: Android Vs. iOS Vs. Windows Phone 7: Enterprise Shootout
For future reference...

It's really simple! The mistake you made was to add all your accounts to the first Linked Inbox.

Suppose you have 4 email accounts which you have already setup on your phone (Outlook, Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo) and you want one linked inbox for Outlook and Hotmail, and one linked inbox for Gmail and Yahoo. Here's how you do this -

1. From your apps list, click on one of the accountsyou want to link (eg Outlook) to open the email app.
2. Click the 3 dots to bring up the menu, then click "link inboxes".
3. It will show you "This Inbox" which will be the one you clicked on (eg Outlook) and below that it will show you all the other inboxes which you can link. From that list, click Hotmail. This will link your Hotmail and your Outlook accounts into one inbox.
4. Now click "rename linked inbox" and save it. Lets call it "Work Email".
5. Now come out of the email app and you will have a new tile called "Work Email" which you can pin to the home screen and contains both your Outlook and Hotmail account. Your individual tiles for your Outlook and Hotmail will no longer appear in the apps list until you decide to unlink them.

Now repeat this for your Gmail and Yahoo account to create a second linked inbox, called Private Email for example.

Now you know how to do this! :)
FritzNelson
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11/29/2011 | 4:35:24 AM
re: Android Vs. iOS Vs. Windows Phone 7: Enterprise Shootout
Taken out of context, I suppose it does seem casual. However, I happen to work in an enterprise that DOES ban the Android. It allowed me to use it fully, however, for the purposes of my testing.
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11/29/2011 | 4:33:40 AM
re: Android Vs. iOS Vs. Windows Phone 7: Enterprise Shootout
Question 1: Hasn't it already? Question 2: When will it win on the tablet?
FritzNelson
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11/29/2011 | 4:32:49 AM
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Steve, I agree that solutions like Tango (that are cross platform) are better. I think Skype, by the way, is the ultimate killer cross platform solution, because over time the mobile version will surely do more than just video chat. However, quite a number of people are compelled by Facetime, so we might have to disagree on that point. Just because you or I wouldn't buy an iPhone for that reason doesn't mean that people don't.
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