Push & shove

Ken Young writes a good article in todays Online section of The Guardian in which he makes many valid points. The main one being “Why are mobile users being kept waiting so long for push technology?”

Push technology is what a Blackberry prides itself on. You are alerted to a new email just like a text message, it brings itself in, you don’t have to send/receive or “check for new emails” every 5 minutes, it pushes itself to your device which means there is significantly less data transfer and in this world of £4/mb gprs this can make a sizeable difference in your bills and is a hell of a lot more convenient too.

As Ken rightly states in his article, it is more than likely the changes to the MS exchange server that is taking the time rather than updates to the OS, this seems like a logical explaination as the exchange server is a pretty serious piece of kit and changes to it cannot just be chucked out into the wild relatively untested as it will be exploited.

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