Blackberry BIS 3.2 For USA & Canada Released

If you are a Blackberry user from North America, you should notice an update to the BIS on your berry. RIM has rolled out the latest version 3.2 of Blackberry Internet Services to users  in this part of the world that will bring a number of enhancements to the internet services. This includes updated password criteria and automatic login systems, Google Calendar syncing and an option to show passwords. The new criteria for setting up passwords include,

  • 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

If you are from other parts of the world including Europe, Asia and Africa, you should have already received this update and so nothing to see here for the moment.

BIS 3.0 To Support WMA, OpenOffice?

The next update to the Blackberry Internet Service (BIS), BIS 3.0 is expected to launch in March of this year and the next version, BIS 3.1 is rumored to launch soon after. While we had earlier heard about BIS 3.0 coming with a Gmail plugin to make message syncing easier, now we are hearing about additional support for WMA and OpenOffice.

Folks at BBLeaks quote their sources as saying that the next version of BIS, the 3.0 version will support both these extensions. Also, BIS 3.1 which is expected to launch soon after will also bring Yahoo, Hotmail syncing, Yahoo messenger download and Google Calendar syncing.

[via BBleaks, BlackberryCool]