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Guide Focuses on How to Move to Android without losing BlackBerry-like Productivity

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 6:01am
PORTLAND, Ore. -- (BUSINESS WIRE)--CompanionLink® Software, Inc. today published a white paper, “Switching from BlackBerry to Android,” that reviews migration strategies, third-party apps and Q&As that address common concerns for business people making the switch from BlackBerry® to Android™-based smartphones.

With emphasis on how to achieve BlackBerry-like productivity from Android, the free paper is written for people who rely on their smartphone for productivity and business communications. The paper examines four areas in depth:

1. Describes common concerns people have when migrating from BlackBerry to Android

2. Educates on the business value and productivity limitations of Android devices

3. Lists several third-party Android apps that help to achieve business productivity

4. Explains how to retain the four capabilities BlackBerry users universally love: secure integration with enterprise email, strong PIM (Personal Information Management) features, powerful instant messaging, and a real keyboard.

Research from Gartner® predicts Android will pass iPhone sales to become the most popular smartphone operating system in the U.S. and the second-most popular platform (behind Symbian) in the world. Also, in a December 2010 tweet by Andy Rubin, co-founder of the Android mobile operating system and VP of Engineering at Google®, said that more than 300,000 Androids are being activated every day.

Says Rushang Shah, director of marketing for CompanionLink, “The most important thing to figure out before switching is how to migrate all of your rich business data that you have built up over the years. Losing data will drive your business to a screeching halt. We hope our reference guide helps people make a painless switch.”

CompanionLink offers a host of options for bi-directional data transfer between mobile devices and contact managers and CRM suites such as Microsoft® Outlook®, Palm® Desktop, Sage ACT!, Salesforce® CRM, Lotus Notes®, and GroupWise®. CompanionLink synchronizes address books, calendars, tasks and notes with the world’s most popular smartphones and mobile devices including Google Android, BlackBerry, Apple® iPhone® and iPad™, Windows® Mobile, and Palm webOS.

To download your free copy of the white paper, please visit: http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.companionlink.com%2Fwhitepapers%2F&esheet=6586863&lan=en-US&anchor=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.companionlink.com%2Fwhitepapers%2F&index=3&md5=9f74410949e7b78cd59e7359d119a1bc

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