I currently use the 7250 and have had it for a couple of weeks (got it the day it was released - verizon). Believe me, the lack of cradle is not a reason to forgo the move to the 7250. It truly is a spectacular piece of equipment.
Now you can call me STORMin' Norman, except my name isn't Norman.
airwavenow: what email services are you trying to get forwarded to the BB? Do you know if they are compatible with webclient? I know there are some mainstream email services that aren't so i would check that.
Brenteus Maximus (or Brent for short)
Blackberry 7250 on Bell Mobility