BlackBerry rival arrives in Europe

IXI Mobile has added push-email and diary synch to its Ogo mobile messaging device, pitching the tiny clamshell as a far cheaper alternative to BlackBerry.

So far, the device is only available in two European countries, Germany and Switzerland — three if you count Turkey — but IXI’s German distributor 1&1 has agreed with Vodafone-D2 to bundle it with a flat-rate data tariff which allow users to receive as much email and surf as much as they want, all for just