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RIM prevails over Motorola in UK patent case

February 8th, 2010

Motorola has been going toe and toe with RIM over alleged patent infringement both here in the US and across the pond in the UK. Motorola’s UK case focused on BIS and BES technologies, claiming that the two messaging systems infringe upon patents that Motorola holds for an RF-based message communication system. In ruling against …

RIM BlackBerry Internet Service 3.0 details leak, improves Gmail experience

February 5th, 2010

BBLeaks got their hands on some RIM training documentation that details new features included in the yet-to-be-scheduled BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) 3.0 update. Some of the documented improvements include: Gmail read/unread status will now sync on handsets with Enhanced Google Mail Plug-in and BlackBerry OS 4.6 or higher Create and delete labels on device with …

BlackBerry Internet Service hit with data outages worldwide

November 16th, 2009

We’ve been receiving multiple reports that BlackBerry Internet Service, or BIS, is down for many people — possibly worldwide. Initially, we thought the outages were only affecting certain carriers, but users from multiple carriers have reported a service interruption for what seems to be a few hours now. Naturally, we’ll keep you updated as we …

Google Mail contact syncing option appears on BIS sites

October 19th, 2009

Back on the 3rd we reported the release of BIS 2.8 to North American BlackBerry users, and with that came two-way contact synchronization with Google Mail — one of the new wiz-bang features. Today we’re getting reports from BIS users that now have the Google Mail contact synchronization option available to them from their carriers …

BIS 2.8 has landed in North America

October 3rd, 2009

North American BlackBerry Internet Service users have an excuse to drink mimosas this morning — RIM and its carrier partners have flipped the switch on BIS 2.8. As we told you some time ago, BIS 2.8 offers enhancements that countless that non-corporate types have been yammering for for ages including but not limited to: Two-way …

BlackBerry BIS down for T-Mobile and AT&T?

September 9th, 2009

We’ve been getting tips about this ever since mid-day but figured it would clear up. It seems as if it hasn’t, though. Are you a BlackBerry user on AT&T or T-Mobile with BlackBerry Internet Service issues? Hit us up — get your frustration out. We’re here for you. A BIS 2.8 upgrade would possibly explain …

BlackBerry BIS 2.8 feature list comes to light

August 28th, 2009

BlackBerry users, rejoice — it appears as though BIS will soon be upgraded to version 2.8 and a couple of long-awaited changes are coming along with it. BerryReview got its hands on an alleged change log for BIS 2.8, an update it says will begin rolling out on or around September 10th, and a few …

BIS 2.7 sounds so…

June 1st, 2009

It seems our friends in Waterloo have been busy cooking up an update for BlackBerry Internet Service as a Knowledge Base article and a user guide for BIS 2.7 have both popped up on the BlackBerry Technical Solution Center website. As you may recall, the current incarnation of BIS, BIS 2.6, launched in North America …