There are quite a bit of acronyms when dealing with the Blackberry device. This guide should be helpful on getting you more familiar on knowing exactly what all these terms are.
RIM – Research In Motion – The Canadian based company that makes our wonderful device.
BB – Blackberry – a quick and easy way to acknowledge your Blackberry.
BIS – Blackberry Internet Service – The web-based e-mail client that comes with the BB service.
BES – Blackberry Enterprise Server – Server solution used by IT groups to manage and control Blackberry groups in a corporation. As another option, here are some hosted BES/MDS solutions available: Link2Exchange, MyBlueberry, Mailstreet.com, eOutlook, Lanlogic.
MDS – Mobile Data Services – MDS is a feature of a BES installation. Here are some hosted BES/MDS solutions available: Link2Exchange, MyBlueberry, Mailstreet.com, eOutlook, Lanlogic.
WAP – Wireless Application Protocol – Wireless solution that allows users to access limited amounts of information on their handheld.
APN – Access Point Network – A server network provided to allow handhelds access to information wirelessly. Usually carrier specific.
SMS – Short Message Service – A simple text way to send quick messeges to mobile phone and handheld users. Travels on the GSM services network and does not require a data plan.
MMS – Multimedia Message Service – Another simple way to send quick picture, video or audio messages to mobile phone and handheld users.
GSM – Global System for Mobile communication – A digital system tha allows multiple calls and messeges on the same frequency. Mostly used for text and voice.
GPRS – General Packet Radio Service – Data transfer 12 times faster than GSM band. Used for e-mail, web browsing and TCP communication on our BB.
OEM – Original Equipment Manufacturer.
DM – Desktop Manager
PTB – Plazmic Theme Builder
CDK – Content Development Kit
JDE – Java Development Environment
SDK – Software Development Kit