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.
Here are some of the most common problems people face with sending email on Blackberry. If you do not find a solution to your email here, add it in the comments, we can sort them out.
Blackberry Curve Email Setup Problems
Sometimes it can so happen that your Blackberry does not let you to create a new email account and only offers enterprise options. This can happen if you are not on the appropriate plan. Call your operator and ask for “Blackberry Data Plan“. Also, this problem may arise if you are using your old SIM on an unlocked Blackberry Curve
If none of this is the cause and you are not able to view ‘Setup Email’ option, then switch off your Blackberry Curve, remove the battery completely, insert it back after a few minutes and switch it on. This must fix the problem. If this does not help, login to your Blackberry Internet Service from your provider’s website and setup email from there.
Blackberry Curve Emails Not Coming Through
There are two reasons why this is happening. First thing you need to check is if your inbox is full. If this does not seem to be having any issue, then your login credentials might have changed. Login to Blackberry Internet Service from your provider’s website and confirm if all your credentials are up to date.
Comment back if you have other issues
After all the rumors over the past few weeks, RIM’s new upgrade to its Blackberry Internet Service, the BIS 3.0 is expected to arrive next week. This speculation has been revealed by one of BerryReview’s sources.
Early this month, we had reported leaks of an internal document that revealed the specs of BIS 3.0. Accordingly, plugins for Gmail syncing and support for WMA and OpenOffice are likely.
While the specs are most likely to be genuine, we will still hold off on the launch date for the moment. We hope it is true though!
A confidential internal document purporting to be from “Research In Motion” seems to have been leaked. This document holds detailed information about the soon to be launched version of Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) 3.0.
This document apparently confirms many of the earlier speculations that we had made regarding the feature set of this new BIS version. An article on Go Rumors late last month reported speculations that BIS 3.0 might offer among other things, a Gmail plugin for easier syncing as well as support for WMA and OpenOffice.
While the document does looks genuine, it still needs to be noted that this is a rumor and is not a confirmed word. We will update you on any response from RIM on this as and when it happens.
Meanwhile, don’t forget to check out the document by clicking here (PDF)
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.