To Blackberry or Not?? That is the question...

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bwstone's picture
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I am transitioning from the institutional bond biz to EDJ.  In my previous position I used a Bloomberg terminal and since I had accounts all over the world, I had the messages that came across my Bloomberg forwarded to my Blackberry.
For you folks at EDJ, do you think a Blackberry or other mobile email device is useful, or is regualr email and your BOA sufficient?  Let me know what works well for you.  Thanks!

noggin's picture
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Blackberry isn't compatible.

bwstone's picture
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NOggin, "isn't compatible" doesn't help me very much.  DO you mean that they don't have a Blackberry Server or the security won't allow forwarding, or what??  What exactly makes it "not compatible"??  Thanks

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I have a Windows mobile Pocket PC and am very happy with it, with the exception that LPL has not set up a mobile compatible trading platform.  It's still nice to check email, check on the markets, listen to music, etc.

bwstone's picture
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Thanks Indy!

noggin's picture
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At Jones, you need a Windows based phone. You CANNOT use a blackberry.

Eyetattoo's picture
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noggin wrote:At Jones, you need a Windows based phone. You CANNOT use a blackberry.This is true...I currently have a blackberry and am looking into different Windows based phones to replace it.

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ya has to be windows based so any of the smart phones from verizon or an i phone.  I know you get a discount at verizon through edj, they probably have discounts for at&t as well

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iPhones are not windows-based

Eyetattoo's picture
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Now you can use any windows based phone, iphone and the new Blackberrys.  I tried the blackberry and iphone and decided to go with the iphone due to the larger screen and it being much easier.

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The new Blackberry's are compatible.  They need to be classified as "smartphones".  I think thats the difference... don't hold me to it.  I know that the newer Blackberrys do work though.  Several in my region just switched, and its a great watered-down version of joneslink... accounts, prospects, performance summary..etc.etc

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