BIS 2-way Gmail sync goes live

By on May 3, 2010 at 9:19 AM.

BIS 2-way Gmail sync goes live

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Not a whole lot to say here other than it looks like RIM has finally flipped the switch on 2-way Gmail sync, a feature of BIS 3.0, for BIS customers in North America. Overnight our tips line was lit up by BlackBerry addicts who ecstatically reported thatĀ 2-way syncing of of read, unread and sent email messages for Gmail accounts was now active, although we should caution we also received reports that the option for syncing came and went ad nauseum. Let’s just hope that the aforementioned issues were nothing more than minor glitches and will be ironed over shortly. How are things looking for you?

Thanks, Shaun!

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BIS 3.0 up and running

By on March 28, 2010 at 11:57 AM.

BIS 3.0 up and running

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If you noticed your BIS-enabled BlackBerry was quieter than usual late last night, here’s the reason why: RIM’s North American BIS servers were temporarily out of action as they were being upgraded fromĀ BIS 2.8 to BIS 3.0. The new features that have been brought through to BIS 3.0 are by no means earth shattering, but a full change-log is awaiting your perusal after the break.
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BIS 3.0 rolling out on March 28th

By on March 20, 2010 at 2:10 PM.

BIS 3.0 rolling out on March 28th

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BlackBerry addicts that keep strange hours should keep a stiff drink on hand between 2AM and 6AM EDT on Sunday, March 28th, because those are the hours RIM will be hard at work updating its North American servers to BIS 3.0. During this four hour upgrade process literally every BIS user will have to go without BlackBerry services, but since it’s happening so late in the East, it’s going to be the poor ol’ West Coasters that are going to feel the brunt of this. Either way you slice it, the gain is worth the pain as BIS 3.0 brings with it 2-way Gmail sync (in the EMEA region this is being slowly introduced, so take that as a sign the same will happen here), the ability to add/delete Gmail labels, support for .wma and OpenOffice files, and a few other assorted trinkets that concern carrier-related error messages. Sweet. More →

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