New BlackBerry Internet Service 4.1 to be pushed in by RIM

The BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) has been finally upgraded by RIM. The new version 4.1 brings in improvements that include large email and native attachment support, inbox priming for new account integrations, additional language support an improvement in email flow on new SIM cards.

The update will not be available to download, but RIM will be pushing the update to all BlackBerry devices soon. So keep checking your handsets if the update is available for you or not.

The following is a list of new features being introduced with BlackBerry Internet Service 4.1:

Improved large email and native attachment support
Subscribers using BlackBerry smartphones with BlackBerry 7 installed can:

  • receive email messages that are up to 11MB in size
  • download attachments in their original format that are up to 8MB in size
  • view up to 300KB in an HTML email message

No interruption to email flow on SIM swap

Subscribers who insert a new SIM card in to their BlackBerry smartphone, including SIM cards from a different wireless service provider, no longer experience email flow interruptions. The BlackBerry Internet Service only stops sending email to a smartphone when the subscriber deletes all data from the smartphone, not when a new SIM card is inserted in to the smartphone.

Due to this change, before selling a smartphone, subscribers must delete all data from the smartphone (security wipe) to protect personal information, including email messages and synchronized contacts and calendar events.

Inbox priming for new account integrations
When a subscriber adds an email address to a smartphone, the inbox on the subscriber’s smartphone is pre-populated with up to 20 existing email messages from the email account.

Additional language support
Latvian and Lithuanian are supported by the BlackBerry Internet Service. Emails received in these languages can now be viewed on BlackBerry smartphones.