It is true push. You apparently don't understand what push means. Timely delivery is characteristic of push but it isn't what defines push. Faulty push is still push. RIM's push isn't bulletproof. As a former BB user you should know better unless you've been lucky to have never experienced a RIM outage.
Originally Posted by skatecrazy
And be careful making broad, sweeping statements. I've never had problems with my push accounts (Exchange and gmail) on my iPhone. There are factors other than just your phone that can affect email delivery.
BIS and BES are double edged swords. BIS is helpful for emulating push if you have a non-push email account. The drawback, of course, are the RIM outages. BES has its own drawbacks (hardware and software requirements, cost, etc).
Originally Posted by oz_shadow
Again, the problem isn't the device. I had a Droid and had no problems with my push accounts.
Originally Posted by danncas
BB's don't have "them all beat hands down on email for sure". That's a statement that's just parroted by those that don't understand. BB's can't even sync email. They can only push and reconcile at best. It's important that you understand the limiting factor causing your email issues before making such broad, sweeping generalizations.
I'm not anti-BB. I used them for years as they best suited my needs and I had 6 different BB models before I switched to a Droid. However, they don't blindly deserve the "BB is best for email" generalization that many seem to make. They're certainly a good option for some but there are other devices that handle push email just as well or better.