Jacob let me know that US Cellular is going to be the first US carrier to upgrade to BIS 2.6 tomorrow. Other international carriers have already upgraded but its a welcome change. Hopefully AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, & Sprint will follow closely in their footsteps. Nothing really crazy new in this update but still worth a heads up. I am just glad that RIM finally fixed their Gmail integration so you don’t have to jump through workarounds to get it to function properly.
Details about the upgrade:
Existing Customers: Any existing customers who have a BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) account as of March 21, 2009 (Midnight) will automatically get the the update without having to do anything.
For Existing Gmail Users: Subscribers who have a Gmail account integrated prior to the launch of BlackBerry Internet Service Email 2.6 and want to take advantage of the new IMAP features will need to delete and reintegrate their Gmail account.
New Customers: Any new subscribers who are activated as of March 21, 2009 and set up a BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) account will automatically benefit from the enhancements.