To introduce wireless contact synchronization support.
RIM has posted details of its upcoming v3.1 Blackberry Internet Service update in the Blackberry Technical Solutions Center. The main new feature to be introduced in the update will enable players to wirelessly sync their contacts but only from their Alt-N, Windows Live and Yahoo! Mail services. Here is the complete changelog:
Wireless Contact Synchronization
Two-way wireless synchronization with Alt-N MDaemon v11 via SyncML, Windows Live Hotmail and Yahoo! Mail contacts and the Address Book on the BlackBerry smartphone:
- Synchronize contacts quickly and easily to the BlackBerry smartphone
- Add or edit Contacts and the Contacts are automatically updated, whether they are updated on the computer or BlackBerry smartphone
- Note: Wireless contact synchronization with Alt-N, Yahoo! Mail and Windows Live Hotmail occurs every four hours. This means that a delay of up to four hours may occur when making a change on the handheld or on the BlackBerry smartphone.
Change Device Update
For improved usability and increased security, users must first insert their SIM in their new device in order to change their BlackBerry smartphone personal identification number (PIN) assigned to their BIS email account. Users can no longer explicitly change their PIN through the HTML BIS email interface without first inserting the new SIM. Once a user has inserted his/her SIM in the new device and has logged into the HTML BIS email account, the new device will be detected and the user will be required to confirm the PIN change on their device.
For CDMA users, customers are required to contact their wireless carrier to have their new BlackBerry smartphone provisioned prior to setting up a BlackBerry Internet Service account on their new device.