BlackBerry Bridge gets updated with full BlackBerry 10 support

BlackBerry Bridge
By James Richardson on 20 Sep 2013 11:01 am
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All PlayBook owners can rejoice today as BlackBerry Bridge has been updated to version 3.2.0.8 - bringing full support to BlackBerry 10 devices. Although long overdue, those of us that are still rocking our PlayBooks can now at least get the full features we were used to having on legacy devices.

These features include the use of BBM on the PlayBook (the perfect weekend for it) as well as using our BlackBerry 10 handset as a remote control - great for when the PlayBook is connected to the TV via HDMI. Being able to use the BlackBerry 10 devices cellular connection will be the most used feature - bringing the PlayBook back to life for many folk. 

The update is rolling out as we speak so if you can't see the new version just yet give it a bit of time and try again. 

Download BlackBerry Bridge for BlackBerry 10 smartphones

396 comments

Puz_zled

Beat me to it! I was thinking yay! in my head as I went to post and saw yours. Nice! Thanks BlackBerry!
#KeepMoving

Swiped with one thumb from the virtual keyboard of my awesome Z10!

SteelGreek

This is quite the surprise! I might even dust off the PB for this but we'll see... it's been a while since it's seen then light of day

Posted via a Verizon Z10 on 10.2.0.1725 (pure) thru CB10. My channel: c0004f9bb

seascape

Yes, indeed. And finally!

samvel2001

Really hah you guys are late by almost 8 months

Posted via CB10

arvind1983

I just turned on my PB yesterday after 6 months installed the latest update to find the keyboard lag just got worse.

Kat0908

Does anyone know if AT&T still blocks us from using the bridge browser if we don't have a tethering or wifi hotspot plan added to our service?

Kat0908

Never mind, read for work around a few posts below!

rizaru_rin

AWESOME! Finally I have reason to use my PlayBook, yeay!!!

Posted via CB10

rizaru_rin

Tried it. Not impressed. Interface is half-baked, and not responsive at all. My chat isn't even updated on the PB. They surely have a lot of bugs, yet still launched it. I'll wait for a proper one.

Posted via CB10

qwerty4ever

If you are right then BlackBerry once again has spit in the face of BlackBerry PlayBook users.

Posted via CB10 from the BlackBerry Z10

BerryWizard

It will never come. That is really the law time you will see any updates of any sort PlayBook related unless someone finally find a way to root it. Then BlackBerry will update but only to patch it.

Posted via CB10

SteelGreek

I agree and I really don't see why they're even bothering to devote resources to the PlayBook. I bought a 64gig at full retail and an more then happy to keep leaving it in my drawer.

They should be working on improving BB10, as well as developing new systems for the future, and not working on marginal updates for a nearly dead device.

Posted via a Verizon Z10 on 10.2.0.1725 (pure) thru CB10. My channel: c0004f9bb

trynacu2

Yours may be in a drawer, but I still use mine everyday. :)

Posted via CB10 ~ visit my portrait channel C0011B779

meltbox360

These recent updates have brought mine out again. The updates are awesome!

Posted via CB10

barney009

FFS I've read so many posts moaning about Bridge over the last few months and now Blackberry have finally done something about it and your still moaning - some people are just so negative!!

Posted via CB10

iqnetcomdotca

This is not the case.... bbm works perfectly on PB via The new Bridge

Posted via CB10 from my Q10 (SQN100-3)

seascape

The old phrase Your mileage may vary surely applies.

d_elkhori

I am not expressed with you either

Posted via CB10

d_elkhori

I am not impressed with the first negative comment

Posted via CB10

bigglybobblyboo

Blimey!

Feel it, Swipe it, Love it. BlackBerry Z10...

Bratza

Great news! :)

Posted via CB10

dannyd86

Hardly..
Make this available on android tablets and ill be happy so I can bridge to my nexus. PlayBook is dead!

Posted via CB10

bbmtna

I've never been so happy before ever.

Wait no. Getting married to my wife, birth of my two kids and then fully functioning BlackBerry bridge! Lol

Posted via CB10

00stryder

Glad you have your priorities straight! Lol

Posted via CB10 on my white Z10 & lovin' it!

Carruthers

Haha reminds me of when Homer Simpson was recalling his greatest day ever. There was marrying Marge, then the day the beer tanker truck spilled and finally the day he found a penny while skipping church to watch football. Lol. This is seriously great news though and unexpected.

Posted from my incredible Z10

bbmtna

Lol pyre awesomeness.

However this new bridge really isn't gull support.
I only have access to bbm

Posted via CB10

bbmtna

Oops, pure.

Posted via CB10

Anonymous2039

*full

--Q10 and Canadian all the way! Posted via CB10 on 10.2.0.1443. #IChooseBlackBerry10

bbmtna

Wow, auto correct really not showing what it can do.

Posted via CB10

hparent

Great to see BBM now for sms, calender from the phone and memos will be
awesome

The_Merovingian

Cheers to that. I need those features as well. I use them every day with my Bold 9900. When I go to the Z30 I will need them again. tisk tisk BBRY.

R Field

Hahaha

CB10 - Z10 -10.2.0.1725

crazylegshinch

I honestly wasn't expecting this. Michael Clewley wasn't kidding when he told a twitter user that news was coming soon!

Posted via CB10

sanjk1

Finally :D

Posted via Vader10

walt63

Wow...maybe I'll dust off my PlayBook.

playbookster

Was not expecting this! Nice :)

Posted via CB10

blueblood2013

Great news PlayBook alive again

Posted via CB10

cyblitz

cHeErS to Playbookers!

Posted via CB10

neoberry99

HIp hip hooray...Hip hip Hooray!!

meherzad87

Good to see BlackBerry keep promises they have started living up to their words n timelines. Marketing need a massive pish n needs traction now.

Posted via CB10

BB-Marcus

Wow fantastic news, downloading now :)

Posted from my Z10 with CB10.

fanisk

These are excellent news! I am looking forward to download it!

Sent from my Z10

thelink74

Awe! I remember when updates to Bridge was followed by updates to our amazing PlayBooks. Oh the memories!!!!

I flick all my words on my amazing Z10

MLE724

Now if we can just get rroyy to resolve the tehering problem for us AT&T folks.

slagman5

Oh, so it does count as tethering. Dammit...

Posted without the aid of AutoCorrect with my physical keyboard via CB10

bradfordjohnson

Power off phone, remove the SIM so you are Wifi Only aka No Carrier and download Bridge that way. Shut down again, put your SIM back in, and all is well. App World will continue to ask you to "update" your Bridge app but don't. That is the "AT&T" version they're trying to push on you.

MLE724

Didn't realize this. Will give it a try tonight. Thanks!

bradfordjohnson

Yup. Obviously if the new REAL update has not been pushed out to you, then you would want to wait until that shows up in App World and then go through the SIM removal process. I probably should have mentioned before, delete the app first and foremost if you already have it via AT&T.

Sirhill

I didn't do any of that and all of my bridge function works, including the tethering

Posted via CB10

MLE724

Not here, tried it and it propmted me saying I needed the tethering plan from my carrier.

bradfordjohnson

It works just fine for me doing it that way. Remove the app, reboot, and start from my first comment above beginning with "Power off..."

MLE724

No, I meant initially. I tried your steps and it worked perfectly.

Thanks
ME

Posted via CB10

jabroniw

Same here. I've been able to use the PB browser through my Z10 bridge since the day I got my Z10.

Majestic Lion

This worked perfectly. Thanks!

shawnOST

Thanks for the tip! I may have to dust off the PB tonight and give this a try.

BBGary

Here we go again... Have a nice weekend CB PB nation!!!

Posted via CB10

slagman5

So, with this, I can use my playbook anywhere and get internet connection via the phone? This wouldn't be considered tethering by AT&T? Because they charge for tethering... If this is true, I might buy a playbook...

Posted without the aid of AutoCorrect with my physical keyboard via CB10

MLE724

No, tethering plan is still required for AT&T, unless rroyy can hook us up and he did with BBOS 7.

xamdam

That would be correct, just use mobile hotspot option under network connections.

Now that being said at&t may want to charge for mobile hotspot service... you should ask them without giving u name and account just to play it safe, ya know.

Posted via CB10

Thachoc1

Your battery would be toast in 2 hours tops. So glad i have VZW

ChibiBlackSheep

You can only mobile hotspot on the 5GB DataPro plan or a family share data plan.

Sucks for people who have their own line and don't want to pay over $50 for a dataplan.

revtech

Boy this is going to make some people reeeaaaallllyyyy happy!
And c'mon lets be thankful and not start in with the 'finally' stuff . . .

Nugzie

Ho Lee fuk!

Posted via CB10

Carruthers

Wee Tu Lo! Lol

Posted from my incredible Z10

slagman5

Yeah, lol, racism is fine as long as their eyes are slanted! :-D

Posted without the aid of AutoCorrect with my physical keyboard via CB10

Jphaneuf01

My pb just died.....
Nooooooo

Posted via CB10

si001

Full functionality ?? BBM only is not full functionality. And remote control was already working.

Posted via CB10

bbmtna

Exactly

Posted via CB10

msdivarose

BBM is not the only functional feature. If you want to access your files etc. go through your File Manger on Playbook and if you want to use internet just open your browser and start surfing.

F2

I was going to ask the same question.

Where is Email? Where are Contacts? Where is Calendar? Memo?

I guess we accept scraps as wonderful!

chi-town311

I could see maybe adding SMS, but email contacts calendar are baked into the PlayBook OS now. I can't see them ever adding those again via bridge. My guess is that they were only ever made because the original PlayBook OS lacked those functions.

KenFletch

SMS contacts can be accessed via BBM

KenFletch

it's an option under add contact on my Torch , :Invite text messaging Contact" not sure re BB10

chi-town311

You do realize this was an article on Bridge for BB10. You cannot add SMS contacts in BBM for BB10. At least not that I have found and definitely not by hitting the BB key for options, cause there is not BB key.

Regardless, when I was using Bridge on my 9930, you still could not see SMS contacts that were in BBM on the PLaybook. You could see SMS contacts through the SMS dedicated bridge app on OS7. This is what people were hoping for.

TBone4eva

You don't need email because your email would be sync'd anyway, except for maybe POP3? Same with Contacts and Calendar, sync'd. BB10 doesn't use Memo and there is no Remember app for the PB. Evernote would solve that though. Would be nice to have SMS again though.

I will say that BBRY should still bring a standalone BBM app for the PB for those who don't have a BB phone.

scalemaster34

I like having email seperate. Used the email on my phone for work, and email on my PlayBook for personal.... kinda a poor man's BB Balance.

2the_powerof_10

BlackBerry has just changed my life! Thank you

xamdam

Well I don't really need this option as I have the LTE model and a plan for it 5 gb shared.

Nice to see BlackBerry has finally got their shite together and stopped pissing off customers and new ones and potential ones.

Now they new to Promote this again.

So when will BlackBerry bring bb10 to playbook????

Posted via CB10

trsbbs

No SMS.
No phone email access.
No phone contacts.
No phone calendar.
No phone call notification.

Not even close to what a legacy device does.

Sorry. Bad review and misleading.

Posted via CB10 on my Verizon Z10. 10.2.0.1725

si001

That was my point exactly. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad they still support the PB, but far from full support lol.

Posted via CB10

jasonklatt1

Got my hopes up. Very disappointed. I used to use my Playbook a lot until I got my Z10. Makes me sad...

KidCaboose

Review, go to your room!

Posted via CB10

jcbrunson

...and you can't have any pudding if yew don't eat your meat!

00stryder

I think this was released to pacify PlayBook owners with cross-platform BBM rolling out this weekend. Not the full functionality we were looking for, but at least it shows BlackBerry is willing to work with PlayBook owners.

Posted via CB10 on my white Z10 & lovin' it!

scmcc16

SMS - Agreed, needed
Phone email access - Why? Activesync keeps your phone inline with your PB anyways.
Phone contacts - Mine are sync'd
Phone calendar - same as email access
Phone call notification - Ok... But seriously is it needed? I hope you can hear your phone.

No not the 100% solution we we're hoping for but at least a step in the right direction. No doubtlly it's connected to BBMX launch.

Kat0908

I really liked that before we were notified on the PlayBook of incoming phone calls because by the time I would get home from work, my 9900 would be almost dead so I would plug my phone in to charge, turn on bridge, then go about my business in other parts of the house and not have to worry about missing texts or phone calls I could access them all from the PlayBook.

Icarus3000

+1

I forgot about that feature.

Baby steps anyway...

jay_men

It gives an option to those who use a "shared" PlayBook to see things from their BB10 device like user's with their legacy BBs. I for one still connect to a PlayBook from time to time with my work BBOS device and when my company eventually moves to BB10 devices I still want to have full bridge functionality. The 2 year old PlayBook still does everything I need it to with BBOS, I hope full support BB10 will come along.

najawah

+1000. very misleading. i guess CB is now the BB marketing arm.

extisis

funny, i laugh at all the quitters who gave up/sold their playbook because this function was lacking. if anything BBRY has taught you is to have PATIENCE.

battleax78

It's still lacking. All they did was add BBM via bridge. Remote control and Internet browsing via bridge was already there.

This blog post is misleading.

Sager-Naji

Finally

Posted via CB10

JustCrakked

I feel a pulse again. If this isn't a sign that this company is running on all cylinders, I don't know what is.

Keep it moving BB

Written on my Z10 CB app

Posted via CB10

alphabit

That's amazing news!!! Way to go RIM

dad2bandm

BBM on Playbook will be nice, but I already had the remote control and ability to use cell-phone data connection, on the Playbook, already with my z10. Did I misunderstand the article?

tryfe

OMFG lemme go grab my can of compressed air and clean off my PlayBook.

Posted via CB10

bizzyqu

playbook is just too slow for me now

bob_tn

Yes it's a bit slower. But the larger screen and keypad offset that for me.
Just because the PB is considered "old" by some doesn't mean it isn't still usable.
Can't hardly wait for the update to roll my way.

Posted via CB10

BB_Ooo

BAM! In your face naysayers! :-P

Posted via Me on my Z

JustCrakked

If anyone is still bashing their obsolete playbook, let me know and I'll buy them. I have some great uses for them.

Posted via CB10

extisis

they shouldn't be asking money for them if they're bashing them. just sayin ;0)

trsbbs

"that are still rocking our PlayBooks can now at least get the full features we were used to having on legacy devices."

Needs to be corrected as misleading and incorrect. See my prior post.

Posted via CB10 on my Verizon Z10. 10.2.0.1725

Pulkit Kamal

Is it me, or anybody else also updated and not seeing BBM icon. :/

Proudly Z10ing. 24F40D3B

si001

icon is not there no, but its working, haven't tried a reboot yet tho..

Pulkit Kamal

Reboot worked out for me. :)
Still lot to come, I suppose.

Proudly Z10ing. 24F40D3B

KidCaboose

Fire Thorsten! I love him!

Posted via CB10

ianbordas

WHATTTTT!!!!!????????????????

kidmac13

i remember you could use the bridge remote on laptops. it worked on my windows laptop, does/did it work on Mac?

Ginkz

sweet.. But..what about TXT msg and email?

BB_Ooo

Yes, this is not full functionality, but it is a good start... or maybe that is it?

Posted via Me on my Z

smitty1077

Holy crap. Didn't see this coming. Awesome!!

Posted via CB10

jaiskywalk

BLAOW!

Posted via my Panther Z10 and CB10 app

EchoesFX

This really only added BBM, So it's not full compared to legacy devices, but it's a start. Lines up with the timing of tomorrow's BBM release on Android and iPhone.

Hopefully whatever they did to get bridged BBM going can be reused to open up SMS as well :)

Posted via CB10

00stryder

My thoughts/hopes exactly.

Posted via CB10 on my white Z10 & lovin' it!

alan510

I'm relatively new to the mobile computing space so this might be a dumb question. Why do I need SMS on my PlayBook if I now have BBM? Can you tell me the difference? With the release of cross platform, can't most folks use BBM?

Posted via CB10

si001

let's hope so, but for now I only have 4 BBM contacts, replying to a text without leaving my PB was awesome.

breakingpoint0

Most folks can but not everyone will
People will still fall back to SMS if they don't know about it. In an ideal world everyone would use BBM instead =) But we don't live in an ideal world

barney009

Also a lot of companies send out texts, including NHS reminders for appointments etc.

Posted via CB10

Thachoc1

HOLY FREAKIN COW PIE!!!!!!

rlgwood

Keep it moving BlackBerry +1000000000000

Posted via CB10

DigitalMadness

AM I missing something. All that is new is bbm.

Posted from my ??????

crackbridge

Sweet mercy. Truly thought this day would not come!

Awesome news, still use it every day

Posted via CB10

kb1234

wow thats awesome!!! lets download now!!

Gatmyer

e-mail on my phone and PB are synced
Contacts are Synced
Calendar is synced
Just sms is missing
I can hear my phone ring

k8bushlover

yes, but depending on the e-mail provider, you can then delete the e-mail twice, once on each device -- not exactly in sync, if not all providers support IMAP or Exchange.

So, just having it on the phone, and using Bridge to access it from PlayBook, would still be useful.

F2

Precisely. It is far from FULL. The reviewer needs to add an addendum and BB needs to add the missing features.

coliseumrat

No text messaging link

Posted via CB10

si001

Multiperson chat option, that wasn't there before, nice. But still no group

Posted via CB10

bradu1

BlackBerry listens!!

Posted via CB10

Anonymous2039

It starting to be a trend, it seems. Let's hope it continues.

--Q10 and Canadian all the way! Posted via CB10 on 10.2.0.1443. #IChooseBlackBerry10

j1m0h

Great news!

Posted via CB10

drum

Fantastic news. Thanks BlackBerry!

Posted via CB10

swishhh

Excellent news!!!

Posted via CB10

Tom Ducharme

All those cry babies can finally be silenced. This is awesome news.

Posted via CB10

qwerty4ever

Apparently the jury is still out on this update. Your fanboism is showing; Thorsten would be proud of you for ensuring his payday.

Posted via CB10 from the BlackBerry Z10

barney009

.....and your negativity is boring!!!

Posted via CB10

billsterjito

awesome! didn't think this would come back! Thanks BlackBerry

BB10, Z10

Powdah

Now if they would create an Emulator app so the Playbook would use BB10 apps on our BB10 devices. Would make up for no BB10 for the Playbook. Basically would allow for the Playbook to provide a larger screened BB10 device.

extisis

impossible seeing how the RAM didn't allow for simple BB10 apps to be run on that OS.

breakingpoint0

I'm not totally convinced RAM for the apps was the final problem. A bunch of the RAM is required for the Hub. I'd guess at least 1GB is dedicated to apps on BB10 with the rest being split up between apps, Hub, OS, etc. If they fully implemented BB10 on the Playbook, Hub and all, it probably wouldn't have had the resources to run even one app. So, BB10 probably could have run, just not run apps =) That's my theory anyway.

Powdah

You are missing the point of an 'emulator'. All the Playbook does is to provide a larger screen (read - monitor). The processing is still on your phone. Think wireless monitor for your phone that has a touchpad.

tmichaelmorrissey

Fantastic. Way to make good BlackBerry. Really appreciate it and standing by me!

Posted via CB10

beavertail2

Need a reverse bridge where Playbook acts as a track pad and keyboard for the BB10 phone!

I can have my full mobile computing on a big screen this way.

Please, someone build a Playbook BlueTooth Track Pad/Keyboard App for the BB10 phone.

Godgass

Surprise, surprise, surprise. And a good one too!! Still using my PB but this might stop that itchy feeling to get another tablet.

henney79

Basic update..... still a plus though. only supports bbm

Posted via CB10

takeo

*charging Playbook* - let's see

Posted via CB10

CDM76

I literally just plugged mine in too. LoL

nicolyn

WOW! Totally unexpected great News!

Posted via CB10

drmike

AWESOME WOW. JUST AMAZING. HAVE TO SHOUT.

Posted via CB10

Anonymous2039

The perfect reason to buy a PlayBook. I am SO going to buy one now. I was on the fence before, but this is the clincher.

--Q10 and Canadian all the way! Posted via CB10 on 10.2.0.1443. #IChooseBlackBerry10

RedRangerReid

THIS HAS TO BE THE MOST EXCITING NEWS EVER FOR ME! Yay BlackBerry 10 Yay Cross-platform bbm

Posted via CB10

chucklebutte

I just shit myself. OMG.

vpblaze

Too little, too late BlackBerry. This feature should have been there from day 1. Not 8 months down the line. 8 months is too long to have devices that don't work with each other

wcnhoover

This is great... but my Z10 wont connect to my PB. Says my PB needs updated... Z10 - 10.2.0.1725, PB -2.1.0.1753... Any ideas?

bbryaddict_85

It's allllliiiiiivvvvvvveeeeeee....

2-Shoes

Unexpected and welcome! :)

Posted via CB10

willcookson

Great news. It's so great to see all the recent updates - this one, z30, BBM across platforms (so hopefully can get some contacts back!!) native Evernote, and 10.2 next month.

Posted via CB10

varun wasan

That is awesome news. They are pulling up their weight. Such a confidence builder news. Made my day. Wooooow

IChooseBlackberry10

mpatchez

I WAS excited.....

Still no SMS?

Swiping like a mad man on my Z10!!!!

si001

if you can read the comments, no there is no text, BBM only ;)

CDM76

Yes!!!

One thousand times.... thank you BlackBerry.

Now will start using my PlayBook again :)

Portaldemon

Yes time to update.

Posted via CB10

fsecure

Okay. Pulled out my PlayBook and loaded the updated version of bridge on my Z10. Turned on the PlayBook and paired the two together. Anxiously waited....then opened the BlackBerry Bridge folder on my PlayBook only to suffer a bad case of Lunch Bag Letdown! Arrggghhhh...No text, email, contacts, etc...

Shut off my PlayBook and put it back on my shelf. Great thing I didn't have to line up for this.

Posted via CB10

PegBerry

Hula, God heard my prayer. Thank you. and thank you again. You made my day. James you are so smart to put this article here today. You have a good weekend. Thanks

Matthew1712

Finally!!!! Now I can dust off the ol PlayBook and start chatting!! #IchooseBlackBerry10

Posted via CB10

najawah

WTF!? how is this full? with bbos7 i could view my sms, emails, calender and bbm all froom my playbook. this only allows bbm and u call it full? com'n CB....

Dan-AddictedtoBB

Very nice! It's just been sitting on my desk since I got the Z10. We even gutted my wife's aside from games and gave it to the kids!

Posted via CB10

rthonpm

A positive step, but I'd love to get all of the phone features back as well. It was so handy during my commute to just pull the PlayBook out bridged to my old 8530 and have access to everything. Hopefully more updates are coming for Bridge.

nick canada

I hope all the people who have been crying for the past few months see this. In the last week they have gave us almost every we asked for and made deadline on a 2 major releases.

Not bad for a company that you say doesn't care cause their going bankrupt

Posted via CB10

Gearheadaddy

Not entirely true my friend. Sorry to say that you still cannot scroll through your pictures but have to open them one at a time. BBM is nice touch though.

Trusted Member Genius

blockbuy

Only shows chats, contacts and invites - no updates, groups.

Posted via CB10

bvinceb

Bam! Downloaded!

Posted via CB10

Drew Oswalt

OMFG. This is great news.

Posted via CB10

dstaff

Sweet! This is big news! I for one will be very happy to this update.

Posted via CB10

miguel89to

Hell yeah... they heard our prayers....

Or they were just being bullies and where holding it to makes us suffer for a bit before laughing and returning it to us

Posted via CB10

JeremyMattew231

Whats the use now when everyone has given up their playbooks.

inawire

I use mine every day...

Ayers_M

Can't find my BBM group in the bridge, hoping for the next update!

Posted via CB10

KDB84

Excellent! I wonder if this is opening the door for something else to come...

Posted from my Z10 via CB10

bkupris

Fvckin' brilliant! :)

1975aL

Woohoo! Works great!

Posted via CB10

jay_men

Oh man, so I guess that just leaves only the BB10 issue to complain about for the hundreds of PlayBook owners who come on here to "vent" about their 2+ year old tablet. Hoorah!!

Take that Samsung Galaxy Tab, where's your support?!?

RohrohrohURboat

Wow what a way to start the weekend. Thank you BlackBerry

Posted via CB10

1975aL

Kept pressing the spacebar to minimize the keyboard. Z10 hangover! Oops!

Posted via CB10

PostMortem

Now all I need is for them to update the Android Runtime, Browser and if possible-the keyboard and I will be all set since I still use my PlayBook at least twice a week.

Would use it a LOT more if they updated those three things though.

Better late then never....

Posted via CB10

KDB84

Wait....wheres everything else? only BBM has shown up...I mean I guess they had to do that, but seriously if it was just a phone update to give us BBM, why not the rest of the bbos features?

Posted from my Z10 via CB10

alegs

It is very nice to get #BBM on the PlayBook before those other devices this weekend :) I know we've had it for the legacy devices but we need to #keepmoving because #ICHOOSEBLACKBERRY10 :D

ssbtech

I'll be downloading it.

What I do really want is a way to control my Z10 remotely as it plays more video formats than the PlayBook.

Xopher

The story title is misleading. Bridge already had remote control support for BlackBerry 10.

This update added BBM Chat. No BBM Groups or Channels.

If it was really full BlackBerry 10 support, it would have included email, SMS, and maybe even access to Remember (since legacy devices have access to Notes). Several features are still missing for "Full BlackBerry 10 Support".

One thing for sure, I'm very happy to have BBM back on my PlayBook.

Posted via CB10

Ribes Nigrum

BlackBerry is keeping it up! Surprised by this full bridge...on BB10.

Posted via a laser focused BB10 device

crackbridge

Wish I read all the comments about functionality before getting myself all excited. Hopefully full functionality is coming

Posted via CB10

JhonHartQnx

I couldn't be happier! Can't honestly understand all this complaining! I mean WE WERE LITERALLY BLEEDING FOR THIS! And now we just gonna hate! C'mon BlackBerry community!!!

An Amazing Z10 Black since Day one

kenteeet

I am glad to hear about the updated bridge, but I have agree, I would have titled it additional support instead of full support, it is lacking greatly from legacy...

Posted via CB10

tfitzpat03

I'm happy to hear about this. It made my day. Now I can start using my PlayBook and text on it while my z10 is charging up lol.

Posted via CB10

mundo472

Honest to God, I was convinced I was in a dream
This is fkg awesome!!!

Posted via CB10

koboss

Thanks Blackberry!!

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DurdenLunarius

Love that BBM is back, but agree that it would be nice to have SMS back too. I used to do the same as an above poster mentioned where I'd plug my BB in to charge and keep Bridge going while I moved through the house. Or just nice to respond from the PB and then get back to reading a book with a single swipe, rather than picking up two devices.

BBM is home again, now return us our SMS!

diogoteixeira87

I see only bbm here. Anyone with me?

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eddy_berry

Just BBM. It's a start. I use my PB almost everyday anyway without bridge. With BBM x-platform this will be most useful. I'd like to see my texts as well but I'm not going to expect sweeping changes after such a great month for announcements. BlackBerry is working hard to keep us moving. Be as negative as you want. I ain't listening. I love my underdogs. Cheers all around.

rafkar23

Awesomeness!!!

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mnc76

This is great

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benson0

Seems i don't have sms on the bridge... is it me or it's suppose to work?

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macspapa

I only have Read Me and BBM Icons no Text Icon.....
But glad for the update...let's keep it going.

TDSWIM

Maybe that guy who has the sig "where is my full bridge Mr. Heinz" can finally sleep at night.

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qwerty4ever

Nope. The update is not fully functional BlackBerry Bridge for BlackBerry 10 smartphones and BlackBerry PlayBooks running BlackBerry Tablet OS 2.1. Failure encore.

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bquinney

This is some great news! Pb update, then BB10 leak and now the unexpected.... okay, on overload now...

Edit: Okay, no overload yet as I haven't tested, but I did have remote control already... and now it's not actually full support? How misleading...

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anonymous23005

Yay just in time for who gives a fuck

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delanyinspiron6400

Still love my Playbook! I hope, they can get their act together and survive, I would really be heartbroken, if they didn't make it through these rough times!

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wiezel007

Another step in the right direction albeit a little delayed.

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zoban

Sweet.. next the PlayBook needs the same remote options to Link.

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lnichols

No SMS or email?!? Not full Bridge!

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Craig Tewsley

Kick butt!!!!!!

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Bolderholder

A bit unexpected but certainly welcome. Thanks BlackBerry.

drum

So its not full bridge functionality, i still can't connect to email messages, sms, calender or contacts on my playbook when bridged to my phone?

BB Adict

So BlackBerry threw us a bone because of the launch to iOS and Android.

Though a fair attempt, this is by no means full functionality. We can only hope that the full access we had with OS 7 is on the way.

Addict for 10 years, but it may be time to get off this drug.

Mike Ramsis

is there any news for skype on playbook?

breakingpoint0

This is a great start! No doubt it's linked to the launch of BBM on Android and iOS.

I don't need email, contacts, and calendar as I already have those sync'd. Would they be nice to be in one place? Sure, but it's not necessary.

Phone notifications and texts would be nice. I think those are more than likely coming. What I would really like to see is text evolve to include MMS. Maybe that's why it's delayed? They are working out the MMS part.

If BlackBerry is truly working on a dummy tablet this could be the start of everything. They will use the Playbook as a proof of concept and build it out over the next 12 months. Adding features such as phone calls, email, messaging, etc. Then next year they launch the dummy tablet, extending the phone features to the larger screen without requiring a full OS. They said they won't support the Playbook with new features, but if the features are already built in, they just need to expand them. QNX can do distributed computing so it's possible the phone could take advantage of the processor and RAM on the Playbook, allowing BlackBerry to offload some of the phones processing to the tablet hardware.

I could just be crazy optimistic, but we may be seeing the start of something way bigger with this update!

Byronjx

No SMS or email capability?! I am not at home to try it out, but if SMS and email still don't work it is still a downgrade and a bust.

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Tsaishen

Computer says yes!!!

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itsyaboy

Awesome! Too bad I don't have a BBOS 10 device yet. Still I find this to be an encouraging sign.. Go BlackBerry!

bbfanboi

BlackBerry 10 Amplified again! This time for all PlayBook owners :)

MPG Vancouver

About time!

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HigherThanMars

Hallelujah!! BlackBerry you rock

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bmwbarrister

Yea... but I no longer use my PB. :/

j556

That's exciting news.

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Bacon Munchers

NOT a full bridge, but it shows hope for future updates. Phew!

zar1964

You can excess your files off your smartphone through the tablet :-)

qwerty4ever

Finally updating BlackBerry Bridge to fully support BlackBerry 10 smartphones does not erase the shoddy treatment that BlackBerry PlayBook owners have suffered since January 2013. I will download the update for BlackBerry Bridge later today to determine if full functionality has been restored.

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Powdah

Man - I thought of BB users as harder to please. GIve them BBM and they think all is great. I am truly disappointed in BB. The update still does not come close to what we had.

I do want a dummy tablet. That is what would solve a lot of issues.

GjDub

Gold!!!

Thanks BlackBerry!!!

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offyoutoddle

this article isn't really setting people's expectations right - this update gives you access to BBM only - clearly designed to tie in with the release of BBM for the other platforms so that playbook users don't feel left out if they have a blackberry phone. Good try Blackberry, but there is still a lot missing - please don't forget the texting and access to phone email and pim data next time.

rjkolo

Better late than never I guess...

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I am JT

Please correct the article for accuracy. We got one feature back. While I'm happy about that the article falsely implies that we got fill functionality back. It was a let down when I found it was just BBM.

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