I use xxx@gmail for all my Blakberry mail.
One other thing: My wife has SK2 and often will have several hour delay to get email message. On my BB delays are rare.
I'm sure that some have dropped theit SK's without them breaking, but the fact remains, the chance of breakage is far higher than with a BB due to the screen design of the SK. I know some who have gone through 4 oe 5 replacements and just gave up on the SK.