I have some new information on the status of Apple's attempt at a fully robust push notification service. During a recent Education IT conference in Orlando, FL (very big btw, like 5000 attendees), I got a chance to speak with a Systems Engineer for a large wireless PIM provider that has the iPhone in its dossier of supported devices. We chatted about his company's recent update to their product which leverages the iPhone's built-in ActiveSync implementation to communicate with a PIM application server. I brought up some of the shortcomings of their application for the iPhone during my group's extensive testing and he mentioned that alot of bugs were solved in their most recent update (yay!) but that the remaining issues had more to do with iPhone's limitations. Namely the remaining issues concerned reoccurring calendar dates on a specific frequency, Meeting Invitations being delivered to the iPhone as a mail attachment, etc as all being iPhone software limitations. So I asked him: =-=-=-= Me: Have you guys tried using Apple's new Push Notification system as a means of solving some of the wireless PIM issues? Him: Crap. It's total crap. We tried it as part of a close-knit limited beta group and it's crap. It was completely unstable, inconsistent and was oddly a memory hog. It would make other apps crash randomly or when something was pushed to the device. Me: Did the push notification service kill the battery like ActiveSync does when "push" is enabled? Him: I don't have exact figures on that but I believe we did notice it when the service was set to push data to apps. It would kill the battery almost or just as quickly as ActiveSync. Me: Wow. That sucks. I know they were supposed to come out with that back in September. Guess they're gonna have to shelve it until they get it right. Him: And it doesn't look like they'll have a solution anytime soon either. Apple closed off all testing until they can go back and redevelop the Push Notification service. We haven't been told to test any new Push Notification service so I'm guessing all the kinks are still being worked out. What is this...October and like what...November in what...two days? Simply put; don't hold your breath 'cuz it's gonna be awhile. =-=-= Sorry guys to break the bad news....gonna have to wait longer for this awesome service. Maybe they'll hold off on this and dedicate cycles to getting us Copy and ***** Paste!