google tv, plex, sickbeard, sabnzbd, and a $11 newsgroup account.
I'd agree with the hosted part. If you really want to roll your own, I'd personally go nginx and php5-fpm with mysql backend rather than apache. Its much more likely to perform well with a 2500 user phpbb than apache.
My prediction is that they release a phone that runs on android, but has BES services installed on top. Who knows, they may even simply dwindle down to a "software company" that only provides a 'blackberry services' suite that installs on top of androids and iphones.
The enterprise level of companies will not consider moving away from BES, until something similar and secure is provided by apple or google. It may happen at some point, but until that happens, RIM has a chance to turn things around.
They are cheap, allow you full control over your RDNS, and will solve your problems.
HIRE THIS GIRL! I wonder if she is the one who submitted this to
Lets be a little bit more respectful. Most of the soldiers in iraq and afghanistan can probably thank him for their lives due to his invention of the Hesco bastion: