I received my Blackberry about a week ago and I must say it is a nice addition to my gadget family. The gadget family consists of an ipod 4g 20gig, Samsung A680 camera/videophone, and the blackberry 7290. Too much shit too lug around! As I said before it is the 7290 model and it functions well as an electronic leash/crack pipe. I get my work email on the fly and I have a Jabra Bluetooth wireless headsets for those akward moments when you cannot use your hands. As a phone it is mediocre but it really shines as pda/email/ and internet device. No Wi-Fi connectivity to speak of, but I hear they are going to implement that into future blackberries. I fully understand why the addicted have labled them "crackberries".
I wish I could figure out a way to get my personal email pushed to my device along with my work email. I can go the internet route and check my email via WAP and xhtml, but that is just too tedious. I want to know when I get email right away and not have to go out to the web to check my email. If anyone has a solution, let me know. I thought about setting up gmail as pop mail so it forwards to our exchange server. But just it wouldn't be a good idea because of security issues. So for now I am delegated to checking my personal email like I always do.