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BIS 4.1 Rollout Dates Confirmed for September & October (On Schedule)


Back in July we got a sneak peak at the BIS 4.1 feature set  from N4BB along with tentative rollout dates for Asia Pacific on Sept 10th, Europe on Sept 23rd, and North America on October 8th. We just confirmation from one of our sources that these dates have not changed except for North America getting slightly pushed off to October 10th, 2011 which is oddly a Monday. Sadly there is no word about the different PlayBook interface system hinted in the last leak. The official change log for the rollout is below:

Product Overview

BlackBerry® Internet Service Email 4.1 (BIS-E 4.1) represents the latest service update to RIM’s retail email offering targeted at the Prosumer segment. BIS-E 4.1 introduces Message Improvements, Inbox Priming, BIS Account Management Updates, Carrier Admin Reporting, and additional language support.

Product Features

  • Improved large email and native attachment support
    Subscribers using BlackBerry smartphones with BlackBerry® 7 installed can receive email messages that are up to 11MB in size, download attachments in their original format that are up to 8MB in size and view up to 300KB in an HTML email message
  • No interruption to email flow on SIM swap
    Subscribers who insert a new SIM card in to their BlackBerry smartphone, including SIM cards from a different wireless service provider, no longer experience email flow interruptions.
  • Inbox priming for new account integrations
    When a subscriber adds an email address to a smartphone, the inbox on the subscriber’s smartphone is pre-populated with up to 20 existing email messages from the email account.
  • Support staff reporting tool
    Using the BlackBerry Internet Service administration website, administrators can generate reports on support staff member accounts. Reports include user, group, and account information.
  • Additional language support
    Latvian and Lithuanian are supported by the BlackBerry Internet Service. Emails received in these languages can now be viewed on BlackBerry smartphones.
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  1. So, no love for the rest of the loyal userbase that is still on OS6 or 5?


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