Tag Archives: BlackBerry Internet Service
12:50 pm on Dec 6, 2011 |
RIM has updated their Mobile Conferencing application to v2.0 today. There are a few new features including Email call scheduling and conference caller ID history. You can read all about BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing in the press release which starts below and continues past the break.
Free application, popular with business users, dials conference call numbers and passwords automatically
Waterloo, ON - Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today makes it even easier for customers to manage conference calls on their BlackBerry® smartphone with the release of BlackBerry® Mobile Conferencing version 2.0. This innovative and popular free app includes a number of enhancements, such as the ability to automatically turn an email thread into a conference call using the user’s conference bridge details.
BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing automates tedious and error prone tasks such as dialing into a conference call that could include multiple main numbers, a conference ID and other codes, with a simple one-click “Join Now” prompt, as well as the ability to quickly reconnect if dropped from a conference call. The app also integrates with the BlackBerry® Calendar allowing users to quickly and easily schedule and join conference calls directly from within the Calendar. Users can download BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing on BlackBerry® App World™, and organizations can automatically push the app to their users through BlackBerry® Enterprise Server.
RIM has just posted some official information regarding the coming BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) update to v4.1. BIS is the standard connection that your non-corporate BlackBerry uses to connect to the internet and all the BlackBerry PIM functions including BBM and Email. RIM has plans to update the service to v4.1 and make some changes to email delivery.
The biggest change will be that email flow will continue to a registered device even if the SIM is swapped. This is a good change for some situations, but if you plan to sell or giveaway your old device you’ll need to be sure to Security Wipe it so the new owner doesn’t get your email. You can check out all the details on the BIS 4.2 changes after the break.
2:05 pm on Feb 24, 2011 |
Here we have some leaked pages from the BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) 4.0 feature and overview guide. We’ve only got two pages but we have a good bit of info from it. BIS 4.0 will bring some new features and improvements including:
- Integration with BlackBerry ID (BBID)
- Improved BIS End User Communications
- Automatic Login improvements
- Support for new service tiers
- Google Calendar Improvements
Along with these changes there will be some changes to the BIS user interface. The release date of the new BIS 4.0 service is unknown but sources are pointing to “sometime in 2011.” To check out a more detailed listing of the new features, follow me past the break.
11:21 am on Jan 29, 2011 |
*Update from Zach: Looks like RIM has gotten things in working order again as emails are making their way onto BlackBerry devices. We’ve been told it was only affecting BIS users and not BES.
I woke up this morning to a BlackBerry with no flashing notification LED. This is odd because I generally always have a ton of emails waiting when I wake up. I checked my inbox online and I have a few waiting… It turns out that BIS email is down in North America. There’s no word on why or for how long BIS email has been down and we don’t have any idea when it will be back up. I can tell from my online inbox that it has been down since 1:15 AM, since thats when my earliest email is in my inbox but not on my BlackBerry. It seems as if BBM and Web Browsing have not been interrupted by this issue. Let us know if you are experiencing the issue and when your BIS email comes back up.