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    Guide to: Blackberry Terms

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    There are so many acronyms when dealing with the Blackberry device I thought it might be helpful to know exactly what all these terms are. Please add to this list or PM me and I will add terms in this post accordingly.

    RIM - Research In Motion - The Canadian based company that makes our wonderful device.

    BB - Blackberry - a quick and easy way to acknowledge your Blackberry.

    BWC - Blackberry Web Client - The web-based e-mail client that comes with the BB service.

    BES - Blackberry Enterprise Server - Server solution used by IT groups to manage and control Blackberry groups in a corporation. As another option, here are some hosted BES/MDS solutions available: Link2Exchange, MyBlueberry, Mailstreet.com, eOutlook, Lanlogic.

    MDS - Mobile Data Services - MDS is a feature of a BES installation. Here are some hosted BES/MDS solutions available: Link2Exchange, MyBlueberry, Mailstreet.com, eOutlook, Lanlogic.

    WAP - Wireless Application Protocol - Wireless solution that allows users to access limited amounts of information on their handheld.

    APN - Access Point Network - A server network provided to allow handhelds access to information wirelessly. Usually carrier specific.

    SMS - Short Messege Service - A simple text way to send quick messeges to mobile phone and handheld users. Travels on the GSM services netowrk and does not require a data plan.

    GSM - Global System for Mobile communication - A digital system tha allows multiple calls and messeges on the same frequency. Mostly used for text and voice.

    GPRS - General Packet Radio Service - Data transfer 12 times faster than GSM band. Used for e-mail, web browsing and TCP communication on our BB.


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    Re: Blackberry Terms

    This is very useful. You guys should post this in the faqs section.
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    Re: Blackberry Terms

    I think Hayden already did. He did a colabrative effort list I think. Maybe I'm thinking of the connectivity settings though...it's late and there's too much information.


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    Re: Blackberry Terms

    His was network related only. I told him to add it
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    There are so many acronyms when dealing with the Blackberry device I thought it might be helpful to know exactly what all these terms are. Please add to this list or PM me and I will add terms in this post accordingly.

    RIM - Research In Motion - The Canadian based company that makes our wonderful device.

    BB - Blackberry - a quick and easy way to acknowledge your Blackberry.

    BWC - Blackberry Web Client - The web-based e-mail client that comes with the BB service.

    BES - Blackberry Enterprise Server - Server solution used by IT groups to manage and control Blackberry groups in a corporation. As another option, here are some hosted BES/MDS solutions available: Link2Exchange, MyBlueberry, Mailstreet.com, eOutlook, Lanlogic.

    MDS - Mobile Data Services - MDS is a feature of a BES installation. Here are some hosted BES/MDS solutions available: Link2Exchange, MyBlueberry, Mailstreet.com, eOutlook, Lanlogic.

    WAP - Wireless Application Protocol - Wireless solution that allows users to access limited amounts of information on their handheld.

    APN - Access Point Network - A server network provided to allow handhelds access to information wirelessly. Usually carrier specific.

    SMS - Short Messege Service - A simple text way to send quick messeges to mobile phone and handheld users. Travels on the GSM services netowrk and does not require a data plan.

    GSM - Global System for Mobile communication - A digital system tha allows multiple calls and messeges on the same frequency. Mostly used for text and voice.

    GPRS - General Packet Radio Service - Data transfer 12 times faster than GSM band. Used for e-mail, web browsing and TCP communication on our BB.

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    Re: Guide to: Blackberry Terms - Acronyms

    Thanks you love to not look stupid reading these posts. Now I know the acronyms.
    Last edited by Garrison; 08-23-2006 at 05:12 PM.

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    Re: Guide to: Blackberry Terms - Acronyms

    APN actually stands for "Access Point Name"

    (sigh another stupid 'spam restriction', wikipedia for APN and you will find that expansion)

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    Re: Guide to: Blackberry Terms - Acronyms

    tons of info to learn for a newbie like myself.

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    Re: Guide to: Blackberry Terms - Acronyms

    haha!! I was trying to guess what some of the acronyms were
    Thanks!

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    Thanks to all from a really newbie

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    Re: Guide to: Blackberry Terms - Acronyms

    Alright I thought I would find this here but I didn't, what does BIS stand for?

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    Re: Guide to: Blackberry Terms - Acronyms

    Blackberry Internet Service. It's a slimed down carrier hoster version of BES for Non BES customers. Check out the BB faq link at the Top of the Pinstack web pages.

    Hope this helps.
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    Re: Guide to: Blackberry Terms - Acronyms

    Thank-you Hayden, tWheeler, Gina, Rcbjr, and everyone else for this list of acronyms! As a newbie to BB this helps a lot in the learning process!

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    Re: Guide to: Blackberry Terms - Acronyms

    What is OEM?
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    Thx a lot!
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