Originally Posted by steelydan
"I would like to see the gap diminish on all e-mail accounts. My hope is that the technology is there for that to happen."
I agree. This 15 min interval thing is disappointing. As I understood it, I thought people were using Blackberry email like SMS. If I would have known about the 15 minute interval when I was bying the device I might have stayed with a system where you can determine your own polling interval on the device itself.
and you would have had horrible battery life, but you go with that
name any PDA phone with nearly as good a battery life as the 88xx series. 21-30 days of standby out of the box. Winmo on activesync, or better yet a Palm running Winmo you are lucky to get a day out of it. The BlackBerry is set up this way for a reason. If you want instant email, use the free address you get for activating a data plan, or use BES. Just because you didnt research the product BEFORE purchasing means nothing. If you want a device that does something else, the solution is simple. Get another device.