What is BlackBerry?
The BlackBerry® solution consists of smartphone's integrated with software that enables access to a variety of data and communication services. BlackBerry is a line of mobile e-mail and smartphone devices developed and designed by a Canadian company Research In Motion (RIM) since 1999.
What is (BIS) BlackBerry Internet Service?
BIS is a short term for BlackBerry Internet Service. Unlike the BES technology, BIS is a consumer technology. Consumers don't use a central mail server; they have mail accounts at various places like Yahoo!, Google, or their internet service provider (ISP). BIS lets them send and receive personal email. It also lets them browse the internet from their device.
In other words: BIS = Personal email + Internet access
After purchasing a BlackBerry handheld, the consumer creates a BIS account and registers his or her personal email addresses with the service..
Benefits of BIS over BES?
- Get personal email delivered to your Blackberry (Up to 10 accounts)
- Doesn't require you to set up a BES server.
- No BES licensing fees.
- Usually cheaper plan rates.
- The easiest solution for those who don't work for a company with a BES server, or for those who want to use a Blackberry for strictly personal use