BIS 3.0, 3.1, 3.2
EMEA BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) version 3.0 was recently rolled out for BlackBerry users in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, now Bla1ze over at CrackBerry found out that BIS 3.0 will also be coming to North American BlackBerry users this weekend, March 28th!
There will be scheduled network maintenance by Research In Motion (RIM) affecting BIS customers between 0100 CT / 0200 EDT on March 28th and 0500 CT / 0600 EDT on March 28th.
Blackberry will be performing a BlackBerry Internet Service v2.8 upgrade to BlackBerry Internet Service v3.0
BlackBerry Internet Service subscribers may be unable to send or receive messages using their BlackBerry hosted email account or integrated third-party email accounts, view email attachments, activate email service, or request to see “”more”" text during the maintenance.
Wireless service providers and device resellers may be unable to create subscriber accounts or provision services for subscribers.
The estimated duration of impact is 4 hours and affects 100% of BIS customers.
RIM has also updated their New features of BlackBerry Internet Service 3.0 KB Article to include two-way syncing of Gmail read, unread and sent email messages.
This feature will be available during Spring 2010 according to region. Even though BIS 3.0 hasn’t been rolled out, the guys over at BBNews managed to get their hands on info for 3.1 and 3.2! Here are the details (roughly translated):
BIS 3.1 (June 2010)
synchronization of accounts, address book, Yahoo, Windows Live and Sync ML BIS account
the possibility of cancelation by the user
BIS 3.2 (September)
Two-way synchronization of calendars, e-mail accounts for Google and Yahoo
Console management for small business
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