Beginning with version 4.1.2, the company introduced a new option, Black Berry Enterprise Server for Applications, which provides a secure wireless gateway for Black Berry devices without requiring the device owner to possess an email account.
The latest major revision, version 5.0, was released in 2009 for Exchange and Domino; support for Group Wise was added in 2010.
Unified Communication - it enables enterprises to integrate voice, messaging, PIM, apps and social experiences.
Applications - it enables enterprises to manage business, productivity and personal apps.
It has a few minor feature limitations, but only requires a data plan - not a BES plan.
BES 5 and below consists of a set of Windows services that carry out the basic operations of the system.
These Windows Services can include (additional services may be installed depending on configuration): BES is typically deployed and managed within the enterprise by messaging administrators (for example, the individuals already responsible for managing Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino, or Novell Group Wise) or sometimes a dedicated IT person, usually called the Black Berry or BES Administrator.
This method will ONLY work with the Windows powered machine.
So if you don't have a windows PC, borrow your mom's, neighbor's, friend's whatever.