Originally Posted by jeremyckitching
I don't see RIM natively supporting HTML e-mail in the BlackBerries any time soon, as it is less secure than plain-text e-mail.
For BIS users, I would say your comments would be complitely applicable and BBSmart Email or Empower (bleh) would be a good alternative for the temporary time period. I would say the next major release of BIS (2.4, possibly 3.0) will feature HTML email and full PIM synchronization for supported mail systems (Gmail, Yahoo, etc).
For BES users, expect this functionality before the end of the year, most likely, although there will be obvious limitations.