The BB push email is instant. I would get my emails in 5-20 seconds and always before the server saw it. BB also allows you to delete from the phone from the location of your choosing with each email. I know that you can sync your email accounts with Google and that Google is supposed to be push email. I have had no success in getting this to work for me. I also know that K9 email allows you to pick by account whether you delete from phone, server, or both, however I think this is by account and not by each email you receive. I get my work mail and yahoo on the native email for the phone, AOL and Comcast come via K9, and Google is by itself. I would like to have it all in one but I seem to have problems with this. I downloaded a couple of apps (profile and K9) and shortly there after something changed my poll timing on all of my accounts. Weird. I removed my work and yahoo from K9 and used the native app and have had no issues since. For me, the email is acceptable, but the BB was supreme and flawless. It is ok because the Incredible is so much nicer in every other regard. I wish Sprint had better service, because I would check out the EVO before my trial on the Incredible ended, just see for myself. I really think the size and feel of the Incredible would be SO much better than the EVo that I would probably go back. It can be fun to check out the different phones though. What is not fun is a phone that drops calls or does not even get signal at all (Sprint).