Can Android match Blackberry for email features?

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 16, 2011 at 15:41

In my opinion no, it can not. I do not care if I get my mail a couple of minutes later on my phone than when it arrives on the server, but where Android's client is still behind BB, WinMo 6.5 and Nokia/Ovi is in customisation and user-friendliness: in Android you cannot search all your mail; you cannot sync JUST CERTAIN of your mailbox folders etc
Now, I only used a Bold for a couple of weeks and before that a Curve, but both seemed more convenient, faster and useful, esp'ly when dealing with multiple accounts.

frodolovesthering  Feb. 16, 2011 at 16:08

Android comfortably supports a range of features, including Exchange email and Calendar appointments. There are also a number of Android email apps, allowing you to customise your experience. However, if you primarily intend to use you phone for email (and/or business), a Blackberry phone is what you're after. It's generally accepted that Blackberry is better than Android for email. Differing opinions perhaps :)

Admin  Feb. 16, 2011 at 18:36

The default email client is total crap. The best I've found so far is K9 mail (stupid name I know). You can determine which folders to sync, you can have push mail (through IMAP IDLE), you can set poll frequency.

HOWEVER - and this is a big one - you still CANNOT search any emails which are not loaded on your handset. That's right, if you're set to 25 emails showing in your account that's all you're going to 'search' through with the search feature (which only appears in the unified inbox view).


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