We’ve been hearing for a while now that RIM would be releasing BIS version 3.1 sometime in June. Ronen from BerryReview has posted up RIM’s new documents regarding the updated version of BlackBerry Internet Service. Originally BIS 3.1 was rumored to feature:
- Two-way contact (address book) sync with Yahoo! and Windows Live Hotmail and Sync ML (ALT-N)
- Ability to share credentials on the device for an overall easier
- User able to self delete BIS account (added security)
However it seems that RIM may not be ready to release all that just yet. According to Ronen RIM’s published document on BIS 3.1 talks about two way address book syncing for Yahoo, however it doesn’t mention anything about Windows Live or Sync ML. Apparently BIS 3.1 will also add a new security feature which will allow you to self-delete your BIS account online. The new version of BIS also makes reference to three types of BlackBerry service including:
- BIS email (normal everyday service, allows up to 10 email accounts)
- BlackBerry Mail, which only provides an @carrier.blackberry.net email address and no custom addresses.
- BlackBerry Social Networking, which provides no email, and just access to social networking sites, and notifications.
You can find all the BIS 3.1 documentation on RIM’s support site here.