Enterprise Mobility: Google Apps Connector Syncs BlackBerry, Gmail Platforms

 
 
By Andrew Garcia  |  Posted 2009-05-05
 
 
 

Google Apps Connector Syncs BlackBerry, Gmail Platforms

 

Google Apps Connector Syncs BlackBerry, Gmail Platforms

Native Applications

The Google App Connector for BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Server) lets users tap the BlackBerry's native e-mail, calendar and contact applications with (mostly) full sync capabilities back to Google's e-mail servers.

Native Applications

Push E-Mail

Google App Connector enables push e-mail for Google Apps Premier or Education users. By default, sent e-mails appear in the in-box (top entry), but that can be changed.

Push E-Mail

Calendar Sync

Calendars sync from cloud to device, but not vice versa.

Calendar Sync

Contact Search

It appears that users can search their on-device contact store, but, in my tests, the feature did not yet work.

Contact Search

Google Mobile App

While the BlackBerry e-mail app offers local search, users will still need the Google Mobile App to search the entire in-box.

Google Mobile App

Tagging E-Mails

Users can archive or "star" e-mails from the BlackBerry by moving e-mails to the appropriate folder. Such tags appear normally in the Gmail Web interface.

Tagging E-Mails

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