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RIM Rolls Out BIS 3.2 To EMEA Regions – Americas In Two Weeks?

KB24204_calendar_checkboxRIM first rolled out BIS 3.2 with Google Calendar sync in APAC (Asia Pacific) in mid September. That rollout has continued with confirmation from our friends that EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) received the upgrade with the additional features this past weekend.

A source of mine at DevCon told me that the AMERICAS (USA, Canada, Mexico, etc.) NOC upgrade is scheduled for the weekend around October 16th. That date was not set in stone but I know quite a few people who cannot wait to drop Google Sync for built in calendar sync in BIS 3.2.

Check out the full feature list below or the knowledge base articles linked here:

Google Mail Calendar Synchronization – Subscribers can perform two-way synchronization of Google® calendar entries and entries in the calendar application on the BlackBerry® smartphone.

  • Requires BlackBerry® Device Software or later
  • For more information, please see KB24209

Automatic Login Enhancements – The automatic login feature is now available to more subscribers. Subscribers who use a user name and password to access their BlackBerry Internet Service accounts no longer have to type their user name and password on their smartphones to manage their email addresses.

  • Requires BlackBerry Device Software 4.6 and earlier
  • The BlackBerry smartphone must be associated with a wireless service provider that requires the use of a WAP browser on the smartphone to access email management screens

Show and Hide Password Option – Subscribers can choose to show or hide the passwords for all email addresses that need to be validated by clicking the Show password or Hide password options.

New Password Criteria – Newly created passwords for BlackBerry Internet Service accounts and BlackBerry email addresses must meet new criteria.

  • Must include 8 to 16 characters
  • Must include at least one letter and one number
  • Cannot include the word “password”
  • Cannot include the user name of the BlackBerry Internet Service account or BlackBerry email address that the password is associated with
4 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. Hey!
    What happened to blackberry Shield aka blackberry protect??

  2. Hopefully you meant BIS not BES on that last line. 😉

  3. Nice catch slipped up on that one 🙂

  4. They have started advising that Protect is available via the betazone to test as of this past week. Yet to still see. No doubt a selective selection of testers. Go figure!

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