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Testing Blackberry IMAP support (from a Blackberry novice)

I need to test Blackberry access for a range of devices (have easy access to an 8300) against an IMAP server.  I am personally not a Blackberry expert (but I am a senior IT professional).  I am interested in:

  1. Do all Blackberries use exactly the same IMAP client code when using IMAP?  (Not all servers implement IMAP exactly the same, so do I need to test multiple phones to be sure all Blackberry phone models work reliably?)
  2. I could not see any IMAP settings in the 8300 - I assume I need to set this up in BIS instead?
  3. Can testing of IMAP be done reliably using a simulator?  (One old forum article from 2007 said the MDS did not support IMAP, but other ones indicated it might now.)
  4. Is there any technical documentation on the Blackberry IMAP support?  Something pitched at developers (not end users).  E.g. what IMAP extensions are supported (such as IMAP Idle).

Thanks for any pointers.