02-11-2013 03:32 PM
And all things I understand as well and if we all kept our mouths shut this feature would never be addressed. I would argue the point that Blackberry does know their customers and knows what they use and why. A company trying to get back into the market has eyes and ears on the web and on the forums and knows what people are waiting for in a BB device. Hell, I knew that massive amounts of people were waiting for the new BB10 specifically for the direct sync of calendar and contacts and I was one of them and never kept it a secret.
BB not wanting to use intellisync is not really and end user problem, they needed to have a replacement in mind if they wanted to remove that specific product, otherwise they should have announced that one of their popular features is no longer going to be incorporated in which case a whole lot of people would have avoided this crazy and loyal wait for something that was never intended to be included. Blackberry has had this ability for as long as I can remember and there is no reason it should take 4 years like iPhone because it is a well known BlackBerry feature. iPhone added this limited feature because there was user demand for it, I don't think it was incompetance on the part of Blackberry that missed the need for this feature, I think it was a gamble to see if they could get away with not including it and the gamble failed.
02-11-2013 04:47 PM
The feature to sync with outlook contacts and calendar exists but people do not wish for security reason to go the cloud for it. It appears BB is trying to have the same approach to smartphone as other providers. Other alternatives are limited and may not solve your problem. All we can do is wait.
02-11-2013 05:25 PM
YOu can synch outlook on any android deveice depending on your app suite you have isnstalled. the apps that come with the phones dont do it.
02-11-2013 05:33 PM
an example of direct USB synch capable android app:
02-11-2013 05:37 PM
Under no circumstances should a user ever have to rely on the "cloud" to be able to move data from one device to another. Apple's need to have you use the the cloud is simply one more of their ploys to yet you umbilically hooked to their heroin.
02-11-2013 05:52 PM
02-11-2013 06:02 PM
no chance. Android is baically UNIX ona diet (whereas apple is UNIX FAT) and BB10 is umm, ?? C++ written down i think... ugh. The emulation required to run an android app on a BB is not out there.
02-11-2013 06:10 PM