T-Mobile May Upgrade BlackBerry Internet Service This Weekend
the word out in the Internet rumor mill, specifically from Pinstacker theOutsider, is that T-Mobile will upgrade to BlackBerry Internet Service 2.3 this weekend. For individuals and small businesses, BIS is hosted service that allows users to access their e-mail with RIM's push technology.
Here's what's new in BIS 2.3:
# Added Support for Yahoo - two-way synchronization of deletes and read status to and from Yahoo Mail
# Added Support for Gmail - no longer required to enable POP to get Gmail to work and virtual real time delivery of mail
# Delivery and Read Receipts - you can see when an email is delivered and read by another BlackBerry user, similar to how PIN messages show the check mark with the letter R (read) or D (delivered). There will be settings around this feature.
# Auto-forwarding - automatically forward an email sent to the blackberry.net email address to another account. This will allow the message to be available on the PC instead of just on your BlackBerry.
# Attachments - able to attach files up to 3MB to an email or MMS, such as a picture saved on the BlackBerry.
# Voicemail attachment playback - if you get an email with a mp3 or wav attachment, up to 500 KB of your voicemail you can play it back on your BlackBerry.
# More languages supported
# Wireless Meeting Requests - can be sent, received, accepted, and declined between BlackBerrys.
# vCard format viewable. The information can added directly to the BlackBerry Address Book