Forget the foot. It seems Blackberry went for the kill and shot itself in the head with the release of its new OS and phone. So far, the majority of reviews have stuck to just the hardware and OS. Aside from the occasional rave review from a Blackberry fanboi, most have been somewhat tepid. Then I read this today. In addition to the convoluted process of setting up email, once you DO get it set up, BIS no longer pushes encrypted email to your device. In essence, your phone now queries the mail account and pulls in the mail. It appears BIS is relegated to the messaging service. For those devices that are on BES, the encrypted email is pushed by the server, but that won't help those that aren't using the service. So now, the new Blackberry is really no different than the other offerings out there. And while businesses with BES might be loathe to drop the phone, there's really no reason for users to seriously look at Blackberry as a viable alternative. Especially when Apple and Android do things so much better and have hundreds of thousands of applications you can install on the device. Had RIM kept the core services that made the phone popular, I could see the company making a rather dramatic comeback. Now? Ain't gonna happen. The company is doomed. Well done RIM. Well done. You've given the perfect example of what not to do in a competitive world.