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# 40099 25-Aug-2009 15:04
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I am trying to find a mobile device for a client that can be shared among 4+ people.
I need it to have each individuals exchange server details so it can be switched between users.

Any phone from the Telecom range can be used.

I have had a play around with the e71 and the HTC Snap so far.
Mail for Exchange doesn't seem to allow multiple profiles.

The HTC Snap requires me to change the email/login and password. Inside activesync. I think this could be too much for my users! ;)

I have a feeling it might be possible with the Blackberry, but requiring a license for each person might rule this out. We are trying to get people OFF Blackberries...

I might end up having to send them to web based email on the HTC Snap.

Any ideas?

This was the original req;

Hi *******

I have been asked by ******* to find out the cost to carry a Blackberry and found the information on the ******* website.  ******* already has a blackberry with him but is thinking of getting another one for our ******* ******* to share when they go overseas.  The main purpose is to check/send emails therefore my question is, can it be shared by several staff by switching their log-in details?  Our ******* carry a laptop but on some occasions they’d need to check their emails instantly.
Kind regards,


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  # 250385 25-Aug-2009 15:19
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Handsets are designed as one-person items really.

Web based would suck badly, but would work (did I mention that from a highly trained technical viewpoint it would suck?).

I have never heard of a client sharing a device other than on-call phones, laptops, data cards, or non-staff specific PDAs (Warehousing etc).

Whats the issue? Data plans? Handset price?

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# 250398 25-Aug-2009 15:57
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Psilan: I am trying to find a mobile device for a client that can be shared among 4+ people.
I need it to have each individuals exchange server details so it can be switched between users.

Any phone from the Telecom range can be used.

As you find out there isn't one. These are personal devices and don't have logins - so no safe way for users to share a single hardware with individual accounts.


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  # 250402 25-Aug-2009 16:02
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I might just recommend a Nokia 6120C (or similar) for each person and just set up mail for exchange.
I think the issue is price, and wanting something fancy...

Thanks for the comments.

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