So how does this all work? When I receive a message to my Gmail account, it's automatically on my Blackberry as well (assuming I turn on POP and set the thing up, of course)?
Don't POP from gmail except for Outlook or other PC based e-mail. There is a setup for you to get your e-mail forwarded to your BB, without it you will poll for mail evry 15 minutes or so. There is an extensive set of instructions on how to do it here: http://home.comcast.net/~tamsterra/OP/Gmail.htm
You also have to setup the e-mail on your service provider but all of that is explained in the instructions you get with the 8700. Set that up then read the above web page. Thank Stinsondog ( the author) when you get it set up.
By the way, a search of "gmail" would have given you this info and a ton more so I can't say I believe that you searched, there is even a thread (Gmail BIS2 Setup
) 2 or three away from this thread where we discussed it, and tweeked the setup.
Here is that search result: http://www.blackberryforums.com/sear...archid=1030723
Good Luck, I use this setup and love it. The members here were a huge help.