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A bunch of new information about BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) 4.0 has appeared thanks to documents leaked online. The BIS is what individuals use to handle email to and from their BlackBerry device in lieu of a Blackberry Server used by most enterprises. New features offered by the forthcoming BIS include integration with the BlackBerry ID (BBID), improved BIS end user communications, automatic login improvements, support for new service tiers, and Google Calendar improvements.
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RIM has started sending out scheduled maintenance notifications to BlackBerry administrators and carriers in preparation of their roll-out of BIS 3.0 in North America. BlackBerry users will be without BIS access for about 4 hours. Dates, times, and details of the planned maintenance are as follows…
There will be scheduled network maintenance by (RIM) affecting BIS customers between 0100 CT / 0200 EDT on March 28th and 0500 CT / 0600 EDT on March 28th.
Blackberry will be performing a BlackBerry Internet Service v2.8 upgrade to BlackBerry Internet Service v3.0
BlackBerry Internet Service subscribers may be unable to:
send or receive messages using their BlackBerry hosted email accounts
view email attachments
activate email service
request to see “”more”" text during the maintenance.
Wireless service providers and device resellers may be unable to create subscriber accounts or provision services for subscribers.
The estimated duration of impact is 4 hours and affects 100% of BIS customers.