Sounds like you have your email forwarded to your phone.(?) I'm familiar with the iphone if it's like that but only in the windows environment-right? I just got the AT&T Slide that operates on the windows environment and has internet, email, etc. So do you have a plan that has a lot of text messaging? Mine is unlimited. I'm just getting good at it as I'm new to the texting environment after switching over from an outdated teeny tiny Sprint phone. It's great! I'm hooked.
Only problem is when I'm with people in person I forget how to talk in complete sentences - ha ha.