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BIS 3.0 rolling out on March 28th

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:34PM EST

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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.