Well, i'm not sure it is what i need. and i don't know what BES setup is. all i want to use it for is an organizer. to keep all my contacts, calendar appointments, task list, notes (memo pad). I don't even need it for email or internet. that's all. But I can't stand how long it takes to sync. Understand, i'm not saying this because I advocate PocketPC or windows mobile, but how can it be that my Pocket PC which is over 5 yrs old, took 5 seconds to sync the same amount of data that the blackberry takes over 30 seconds to sync? And how could technology over 5 yrs old sync real time on its own every time i wrote something new in outlook, and blackberry desktop manager doesn't seem to be capable of immediately syncing automatically when a change is made either on the device or in outlook (while connected to PC). that doesn't seem to make sense. Any way to sync faster? by the way, I'm using v. 4.5 of the desktop manager, downloaded from the blackberry website, and usb connection to PC.