Crackberry got a tip today that BIS 2.8 will be brought to the Americas during an outage on October 3rd. I know many people are ready for this upgrade, which will hopefully end some of the nationwide outages we reported earlier.

“There is a RIM infrastructure upgrade
scheduled for 10/03/2009 at 2:01:00 AM EST. During the maintenance
window RIM will update the BIS Platform to Version 2.8 that supports
the Americas; according to RIM all Blackberry Internet Services are
expected to be down for 240 minutes. According to RIM this will affect
all carriers on the North America Relay.”