5BlackBerry Application Data Push

Developers have the ability to push data to BlackBerry devices in several ways. While not unique to the BlackBerry platform, Research In Motion’s (RIM) support for push is thorough and manifests itself in several ways. Although detailed information on the different types of push is provided in Chapters 6 and 7, this chapter provides background information about the application data push capabilities provided by the BlackBerry platform.

5.1 Why Push Is Important to BlackBerry Developers

Chapter 4, “The BlackBerry Mobile Data System (MDS),” discussed how the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) synchronized email and Personal Information Manager (PIM) data with the device. BlackBerry users are familiar with and ...

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