BIS 3.0 Upgrade Successful with OpenDocument Support

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The BIS 3.0 upgrade went through over the weekend, and while we won’t see Gmail sync until the Spring, it’s good to be at 3.0. There really isn’t anything outstanding that comes with BIS 3.0, however the additional attachment support is nice.

With BIS 3.0, your BlackBerry now supports the following: OpenDocument presentations (.odp), OpenDocument spreadsheets (.ods), OpenDocument text (.odt), OpenDocument text templates (.ott) and Windows Media Audio (.wma).

For a full list of features that come with the BIS 3.0 upgrade, check out RIM’s knowledgebase article.

  • fluxx

    Pffff, OpenDocument support. I want contact and calendar sync via active sync or owa. Apple already cannibalized an impressive amount of former blackberry and nokia users simply by providing a proper active sync support.

  • artie

    Can you please explain what you mean by “OpenDocument Support”?

  • artiesberry

    where do i log in

  • Kix Cash

    The ODFs (OpenDocument Formats) are alternative file formats to Microsoft's “Office” file formats, such as Excel Spreadsheet (“.xls”) and Document (“.doc”)… Used as the default file formats for Google Docs and OpenOffice.org, the ODFs are becoming popular at such a rapid rate that even Microsoft has committed to supporting these formats in their “Office” products, along with countless other companies!

    It is widely expected that in the long-term future, these formats will become the dominant file formats used…

    Here's some more information on Wikipedia (fair warning though – parts of this are pretty technical!):
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odf

    Google Docs is a free, Web-based alternative to Microsoft's “Office” products:
    http://www.google.com/docs

    OpenOffice.org is a free, software-based alternative to Microsoft's “Office” products:
    http://www.openoffice.org

  • Kix Cash

    The ODFs (OpenDocument Formats) are alternative file formats to Microsoft's “Office” file formats, such as Excel Spreadsheet (“.xls”) and Document (“.doc”)… Used as the default file formats for Google Docs and OpenOffice.org, the ODFs are becoming popular at such a rapid rate that even Microsoft has committed to supporting these formats in their “Office” products, along with countless other companies!

    It is widely expected that in the long-term future, these formats will become the dominant file formats used…

    Here's some more information on Wikipedia (fair warning though – parts of this are pretty technical!):
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odf

    Google Docs is a free, Web-based alternative to Microsoft's “Office” products:
    http://www.google.com/docs

    OpenOffice.org is a free, software-based alternative to Microsoft's “Office” products:
    http://www.openoffice.org