Originally Posted by Berry One
The hour glass is not standard.
The battery drain is excessive.
The best way to setup BIS email is through carrier BIS web site, using desktop computer.
Agreed and to your question on Gmail, it is a great option for email. You may have to eventually read the ---Duplicate emails when sending with Gmail--sticky but no worries.
The 8800 battery life is excellent as I get several days. Your problem sounds like issues I have had when in an area that is not getting good service. You also may want to ensure that you have updated your service/towers/whatever they call it. There is a code you can type and it will ensure that your phone has the most recent set of towers available.