I'm thinking of getting a blackberry, but while I'm an experienced internet user I don't know the first thing about mobile devices, and barely even use the pay-as-you-go mobile phone I have.
I need it to do the following:
-Collect email from Gmail.
-Connect to MSN (and possibly other IM networks.)
-Provide Telnet access for connecting to MOOs. (Such as LambdaMOO
Web browsing and other services are good but secondary, the main purpose of this is to keep in touch with my online friends when I'm out and about.
I'd appreciate any advice on which model of blackberry I should get, which service I should use (my current mobile provider is O2 in the United Kindom), and what software/configuration steps I'll need to go through to get Telnet, MSN and so on.
By default I'm leaning towards using O2 and a cheap 7290/7230 off eBay, but I'm open to any recommendations you might have.