Well, as one kind poster suggested, the device came alive when the BB service was bolted to the Curve.
All is well, except for one niggle:
1: I have set up one of my Gmail addresses, but while it's showing the mailbox, it's not receiving mail. My Yahoo account is working fine and the icon has changed to a Ymail icon. Gmail is still as standard.
The gmail app (downloaded from google) picks up mail fine, but the BB push service seems not to work.
I have checked the settings on the gmail account, and both IMAP and POP checkboxes are checked.
What are everyone elses settings?
Should my icon have changed yet?