Originally Posted by takeshi
BES doesn't store personal email (I assume you mean mail via BIS) however, a BES admin pretty much has full control over and pretty much complete access to a Blackberry connected to the company BES. That means that your two requirements above directly conflict with each other.
If privacy matters, you'll have to carry two Blackberries. If privacy doesn't matter and corporate IT policy allows use of BIS you can carry just one.
I didn't explain it very well. I meant that I don't know if my new firm will make me use BES and it will be locked down, or if I can BIS/pop-mail it. (is that possible with a small firm...that they'd allow me popmail access?)