I use a Blackberry for e-mail while I travel. My biggest issue with Blackberries is the fact that they do not real-time sync my e-mail deletions; I have to cradle the thin when I get back to the office to synchronize all my e-mails. That gets to be especially frustrating when I find myself in a situation like I'm in now: My mailbox is full and exchange won't let me send any more e-mails until I get rid of some in my Inbox. I know what is causing the problem, I can see the numerous very large attachments I have recently received. Of course, I have tried to dial in with my modem, but I keep getting booted. I have tried using the free Internet in my hotel room, but my VPN software won't authenticate and my company has not enabled Outlook Web Access or IMAP. I can jack my computer into my Nextel, but that's really, really slow.
I'm essentially left with 2 options:
(1) Go find a Starbucks and connect wirelessly; my VPN software always authenticates at Starbucks.
(2) Call the company tech support line and have them increase the size of my mailbox.
I don't find either solution particularly elegant, but I have a feeling I'm going to go with option 1.