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The following information provides general guidelines for buying a device based on the intended usage.
|Intended use||Required feature|
|Hands free and general options recommended for all devices.||Bluetooth, Speakerphone|
|No or low cost internet access for web browsing at Deakin and hotspots throughout the world. Can also be used to synchronize with your Deakin Exchange account. See below for details.||Wi-Fi (WLAN, IEEE 802.11b/g, 802.11e, 802.11i standards)|
|High speed internet connection.||HSDPA up to 14.4 Mbps, WCDMA up to 384 kbps|
|Travel to foreign countries.||
Quad-band GSM/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900)
See also GSM Coverage Maps
|Composing messages.||Qwerty keyboard, touch screen and/or stylus|
|View Microsoft Office documents.||Check vendor supplied software|
|Intended Use||Required Feature|
|Windows Desktop synchronization with your Deakin Exchange account.||Microsoft ActiveSync|
|Wireless, manual synchronization with your Deakin Exchange account. A data plan is required. See eduroam below for no cost option.||Microsoft ActiveSync on the device|
|Wireless, real time synchronization with your Deakin Exchange account. This pushes updates to the device at regular intervals. An unlimited data plan is recommended. See DeakinSecure below for no cost option.||Microsoft ActiveSync with Windows Push Mail (Direct Push) on the device|
|Access to eduroam wireless network for no cost synchronization with your Deakin Exchange account.
Note: Some devices do not fully support the protocols and may require software upgrades or special configurations.
|Microsoft ActiveSync, Wi-Fi and the following:
802.11b/g, WPA2, PEAP (or TTLS), MSChapv2
|Synchronization with a Mac.||Apple iSync - Supported iSync Devices|