04-21-2006, 03:05 PM
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i just dumped my treo 650 for several reasons, but in a nutshell i needed a gsm phone (so i switched providers), needed a device that could multi-task, and especially needed push email for my work email(s). all in all i was never satisfied with treo and have always heard great things about blackberry's. it's been two days now, and i must say i love everything about it (especially how fast internet pages download via edge), except for email.
apparently i've misunderstood (or possibly still misunderstand) how email works on this device. most important to me is our current work emails (both imap and pop3). we do host our own emails via a dedicated server using postfix/courrier imap, but since we're a small company and mostly use macs on the desktop, setting up an exchange server or domino server is both unneccessary and impossible. i'm now finding out that without blackberry enterprise server running, additional email accounts are done via blackberry internet services (on t-mobile at least) and are subject to a 15 - 20 minute delay on all received emails without even an option to actively check. i'm hoping someone here can enlighten me on whether i'm missing something or if there may be a third party solution (besides BES) that will allow me to 'push' our pop/imap emails. 20 minute delays are definitely a deal breaker and so i'm hoping to not have to return my blackberry.
considering the buzz thats surrounded blackberry over the last years as being 'the' handheld email solution, i'm pretty surprised at the situation. seems like every kid in the street has a sidekick, and those are able to push 3 additional pop/imap email accounts without the need of any additional hardware or software. since sidekick is targeting a far less sophisticated consumer and is argueably a far less sophisticated (or at least much cheaper) device, there surely has to be something out there to allow the blackberry to do the same without the need for a huge investment or significant monthly service fee.
if anyone can fill me in or point me towards a solution, i'd greatly appreciate it.