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BlackBerry Internet Service

BlackBerry Shield screenshots emerge at long last

June 25th, 2010

It’s been a long time since we first mentioned BlackBerry Shield, but that all changed Thursday. BNews.pl managed to get a hold of a handful of screenshots of the security service which lets users remotely locate, lock and wipe their misplaced and/or stolen BlackBerry just like iPhone users can do Find My iPhone. When it’s released …

BlackBerry Internet Service 3.1 gets detailed

May 18th, 2010

Hot on the heels of the release of BlackBerry Internet Service 3.0, RIM has just posted the details for BIS 3.1 in the BlackBerry Technical Solutions Center. The main enhancement to be brought forth in BIS 3.1 is wireless contact synchronization support — something which Gmail users have been enjoying for a while now — but …

BIS 2-way Gmail sync goes live

May 3rd, 2010

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 that 2-way syncing of of read, unread and sent email …

BIS 3.0 up and running

March 28th, 2010

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 from 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 …

BIS 3.0 rolling out on March 28th

March 20th, 2010

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 …

BlackBerry Internet Service 3.0 upgrade next week?

February 25th, 2010

BerryReview is reporting that one of its solid connections has confirmed the arrival of BIS 3.0 sometime in the next week. We’ve already told you about some of the leaked features of BIS 3.0, but here is a quick recap: True two-way synchronization with Gmail Ability to create Gmail labels with Advanced Gmail Plugin Support …

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 …

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 …

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 …