What is Wireless Enterprise Activation?

Wireless Enterprise Activation enables a user to remotely activate a handheld on the Blackberry Enterprise Server without a physical network connection. Users must ensure that they are in an area with sufficient wireless coverage when the wireless enterprise activation is attempted. Wireless enterprise activation can also be used to deploy a large quantity of Blackberry handhelds.

For example, when remote users purchase new or replacement Blackberry handhelds, they can call their administrators. The administrators will provide the activation passwords to the users over the telephone. Users then open the Enterprise Activation program on their handheld, enter the activation passwords and their corporate email addresses. Within a few seconds of the Blackberry system beginning the activation protocol, the users are authenticated, the Blackberry security parameters are negotiated, and users can send and receive email messages.