BlackBerry Bridge updated to version 1.0.6.5

BlackBerry Bridge
By Adam Zeis on 15 Sep 2011 09:39 am EDT
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BlackBerry Bridge has again been updated and now sits at version 1.0.6.5. No word on what's new or changed this time around, so if you come across anything fancy then let us know. Previous releases have tweaked things up a bit and made the app a bit smoother all around, so hopefully this does more of the same. This could also be a good sign that a PlayBook software update is on the way as well, since the last few Bridge updates were closely followed by a new PlayBook OS (but don't hold us to that). BlackBerry Bridge can be updated via BlackBerry App World.

More information/download of BlackBerry Bridge

84 comments

anttehninja

Bring on the OS update!!!

pastorbrad

Came preloaded on my 9850

swiedom

1.0.5.6 came preloaded. not 1.0.6.5

pastorbrad

You're right - and no update showing on App World as of now.

togardergrosse

Try do a refresh list on App World
Mine wasn't showing before, but in after the refresh, it shown!

[A Proud Bold 9650 user]

easydoesit99

Thanks for the refresh tip togardergrosse. Worked!

chiefbroski

Hopefully this solves the green circle of death issue I have with my desktop email...

tsells

Can someone please post the OTA for the "poor" AT&T guys?

zee921

Yes - pretty please!

Adam Zeis

AT&T users can get the update in App World as well. Bridge has been there for quite a while.

Mathrin

AT&T bridge is hamstrung to not allow access to the browser or data use for other programs.

D.Vader

AT&T are a bunch of Fargin Cork Soakers! I will bust their bells! Seriously I had enough of it when they tether warning came up called up support asked for a manager and cussed. I told them they might as well replace their logo with an Apple.

wikison

Thank you very much sir...

rjkolo

Rroyy where would we all be without you. Your downloads are fast and we could never thank you enough!

pptarr

This is available for AT&T "guys" via the App World. I just did a manual refresh in My World and was offered the upgrade.

togardergrosse

Yes, but if you use BB Bridge from AT&T phone App World, u will blocked for Browser. Use the OTA if u're on AT&T.

[A Proud Bold 9650 user]

pjmacklin

i'm on att. went ot my world and, as suggested above, did a reset (alt r-s-t) and the new bridge update appeared. downloaded it and it works just fine!

inspector6

Here are the OTA'S via @rr_yy Sir Roy A.
BlackBerry Bridge v1.0.6.5 OTAs: OS5 goo.gl/UJLDp - OS6 goo.gl/gt6Qy - OS7 goo.gl/NO9v4 - BES; goo.gl/EPbJd

Enjoy!

QuIcKsIlV3r

The build is FAST opening up email and BBM now :D

ianbordas

This time i'll wait for feedback before upgrading... hope they're not taking away some of the goodies we got on last update - Sure hope this preparing for the BIG 2.0 QNX update!!!

BigRob673

I hope this means a PB update will be out before Saturday. I would be even more awesome if it is 2.0.

Not first:)

Tigerr

Man, I couldn't have picked a better time to get my Playbook. I thought Bridge was good yesterday, now its so much better.

alexkinsella

Hi @Tigerr,

Alex from RIM here. It’s great to hear that you’re having an awesome time so far with your new PlayBook. We recently published a post on our Inside BlackBerry Help Blog providing five tips to help PlayBook users get the most out of the BlackBerry Bridge app (http://bbry.lv/m4dggz). Check it out when you get a chance and enjoy your new PlayBook!

Cheers,
Alex, RIM Social Media Team

Venichie

God please surprise us today...

BarracudaBob

What's new with the Bridge or is it just performance and bug fixes?

tim99va

Can anyone confirm apps still use the data connection from your BlackBerry and not need a wifi connection. Hoping that wasn't a glitch last update. Thanks.

boman06210

im using bridge connection, no wifi...regular browser, youtube...they all work with bridge and no wifi :)

D.Vader

I had problems with YouTubes, but that could be AT&T sniffing my connection for Flash.

Again AT&T a bunch of Fargin Cork Soakers. I think they power their facility with babies tears.

RPM_KW

6 days left in the summer...is this a sign? (crosses fingers)

nep1030

why some people is saying that bridge do not work
with AT&T i never have any problems with it
i have been able to connect since day one

Mathrin

Because things like the Bridge Browser would be missing and not being able to update apps (like the weather apps) weren't available through Bridge with AT&T. Its not that it didn't work, it was that it was restricted.

I'm not sure if that is still the case. Getting the new version to find out. If so, then I'll just go back to an old version of Bridge.

D.Vader

I am on AT&T those bunch of Fargin Cork Soakers!

If I download BB Bridge via BB App World and use it my PlayBook says I need a tethering plan. (If I had a tethering plan why would I use bridge? :P)

So I download the BB Bridge via the OTA link so those Fargin Cork Soakers won't know and WALA! Bridge is Operational!

Now only if RIM could make it run better than a 1200bps modem.

adrenaline_x

THe connection speed is limited to the spec of bluetooth (v1.2 is 1 Mbps)

justinplett

I now have a bridge icon on my screen when bridge is connected. It shows by my signal meter

mkonwinski

I switched from AT&T to sprint and got rid of my blackberry.... tired of RIM taking way to long to "try" and keep up with the big dogs.... Got and Android now and love it... after 5 blackberries I though the switch would be hard, but it wasn't RIM you need to get you're Sh*$ together..... I have a playbook that is pretty much useless... anyone want one for a cheap price????

toloy2k

Totally agree, playbook is very dissapointing, wish i hadnt wasted my money.

kemj

Dissapointing? Just because it does not have Angry Birds and Skype and a fart app does not make it useless or dissapointing... Next time you say something is worthless, useless, or dissapointing make a supportive statement to your opinion, otherwise it will be certainly a waste of time for me and others reading your comment.

adrenaline_x

Dude... Chill out.. the guy doesn't like his device and is dissappointed at the amount of apps and lack of support from big vendors (im+, skype, Netflix, ereaders, twitter, IM apps, etc etc.)

They are allowed to be dissappointed.. I am... BUt i have other tablets to play with as well.. But its annoying defending this tablet to other people when its missing sooooo much.

f1mx

But this is a blackberry fan page...

birdman_36

I hope you don't sell it and learn your lesson.

D.Vader

Considering this is a BlackBerry site I think you will find a lot of "Frankly I don't give 2 sh!ts" about Android around here.

You will find plenty of friends here though...

http://www.androidcentral.com/

So run along now lil Troll! Don't make me go get the HOSE OUT!

Kiddo2050

Who are you trying to kid, your on crackberry for God's sake. If you think you've given up Blackberry you are clearly kidding yourself.

and Android ppppplease....dog sh*t phones with absolutely no cachet at all. Just go back to your Android site little boy.

Siiid

Hopefully this is another Bridge/OS combo.

kevin1686

Can wait for PB 2.0 :)

luqman24

Still won't connect if I disable the "Automatically connect to Playbook" option in the device properties on my Torch 9810 :(
Am I the only one experiencing this or is anyone else having this issue as well?

seankly

Just tried to download the Bridge App through the web Appworld and it says the website is undergoing maitenance.

Hmmmm, what else is happening?!

bananagrams

Anyone else not seeing the update as available in appworld? (Bold 9900)

seankly

Looks as though its crashed altogether now?!

XPEH

Jumping around in eager anticipation. I wonder if they will announce OS 2 today together with earnings results.

123berryaddicted

Yippy. Here comes another MINOR os update... Quit fooling around RIM.... Give us the big cahoonah!!!! (õ§2.0)

Ospot

Did anyone test to see if the new Citrix Receiver works through the bridge in this new version? Wishful thinkging.

RPM_KW

Wait, today is earnings call day, may be a great time to announce big stuff.

123berryaddicted

Yep, today is earnings call... Tomorrow will be a great time to buy RIMM stocks - lol

blackmoe

Yes but if you are waiting to see if it goes up then you you lose by not buying today.

q649

+1.

The stock market is always forward looking, not present or past.

Just like although the current quarter results are important, even more important is the next quarter forecast.

Revord

Thanks to rroyy for the ota links!!! Didn't have to monkey with AT&T or refreshing appworld to get it :)

J33P

my BBM bridge now works, no plug in error.

909F2

Downloaded the OTA from rroyy, works fine on my 9700, cheers for the OTA

primusd

Bridge does seem a bit snappier now, let's hope this is a sign of good things to come today...

chiefbroski

Can App world use the Bridge data connection now too?

I know I probably won't use it, but I'm just wondering...

gundamunda

bridge works a lot faster and the layout, when creating an email, replying or forwarding, has been changed. Looks great

sj-performance

Wow...this build is much better and faster. Hopefully this is a sign of something big to come for the bb PB

Kryptonian1218

From what I can tell this upgrade added the following (to BB OS7):

1. Bridge Icon next to wifi and signal icons
2. Bridge menu option in Networks and Connections
3. Bridge section on the Service Status screen

The connection to the PB does seem to be a little faster, when loading the calendar especially. The events are already populated instead having the lag time that it used to.

Still no SMS or MMS integration in to the messages
Still no ability to view/play/download music or video files through the Bridge Files

chammer101

Apps work over bridge for internet, App world does not.

VVoltz

That was added in the last version.

chammer101

edit: CONTINUES to work, so it wasn't a fluke is what I meant.

VVoltz

Understood, thanks for the update!

JPMorgan_

I am a huge BlackBerry fan, I own a Torch 9800, and the PlayBook of course, but I'm in the financial industry, and the word is said that RIM may have missed Tablet sales estimates, and that Earnings may have dropped last quarter for the first time in 9 years. If that's true, the stock will definitely plunge later today. (I hope it doesn't, but that's the rumor right now in the market)

JPMorgan_

BTW I downloaded the BlackBerry Bridge update without any problem earlier today, as many already said, I wish it's preparing us for the BIG os update we are expecting for our beloved PlayBook.

Kiddo2050

I hope the news isn't too bad, I think we're all hoping for postive news on the 9900/9930 sales.I don't think RIM ever reports sales so missing sales estimates will not come out of the call.

Sorry this isn't really directed at you but I teach MBAs in a top 10 Bschool and I can tell you most people in that industry don't know what the hell they are talking about probably more than 50% pf the time. Sad but true.

HabsSuck

agreed, the internet really exposes how ignorant and misinformed people are. It's all about reporting a big story whether true or not.
It's huge day for RIM, at a minimum they need to meet the street expectation which I think is around $4.5B in sales and 11.5M smartphone shipped.
I've heard Playbook's will be less than planned around 500K shipped was hoping closer to 1M given that they shipped 500K in North America in Q1 and the rest of the world shipments start in Q2.
We shall see, in few hours

JPMorgan_

Earnings report looking not good,
Only 200,000 PlayBooks shipped (It means that they missed estimates by a lot)
Earnings dropped last quarter,
and right now the stock is down 18.25% in after-hours trading. (at 5:01 ET)

But I'm an ignorant, right?
I was just stating some FACTS that just happened to be confirmed at the earnings call (Unfortunately),

The good news is that BlackBerry7 devices seem to be selling very good, and next quarter should be a lot better for RIM, I repeat, you don't need to attack me, since I am a huge BlackBerry fan, and I am a little bit sad with the disappointing PlayBook's sales.

Next quarter is going to be RIM's most important of it's existence, let's hope for better performance next quarter. 4.2B in Revenue is still huge.

kojita

waw I am on second floor, 9780 on 1st floor n bridge is workin like a charm

kojita

I love trolls, they are so ridiculous. They feel soo bad leaving bb, they need to scream it out here....keep em comin'

The_Adventist

hmmm....it looks like I am the only one seeing a slow down in speed on the the bridge. The is where YMMV comes into play.

Oh well, still lovin' my PlayBook. It always gets the look when we go out.

mstnicocho

hold up is anyone else missing BBM i think that means theres going to be native BBM SUPERSOON!!!!!!fingers crossed

mstnicocho

who else is missing there BBM i think that means there is a Native BBM coming to the playbook!! fingers crossed

whoppo

With the recent $150 off from Staples (until tomorrow) and the $100 back from RIM (until next Thursday), there should be a small spike in PB sales... I know I bought two and know several people that have taken advantage of the discounts. It may not be as high in the dollars per sale picture, but the total number shipped will look better :)

EddY2K

Hello all, did not see any one else say this (if i missed it, sorry for the repost), but with the new bridge I again have access to the sd card on my T-Mo 9700 os6. More importantly i can password protect my phone again, my PlayBook can finally unlock it and connect ( i had to take the password off my phone the day i bought the PlayBook to get bridge to work). i can still use the data connection via bluetooth for all apps except the App Store, a feature i use ALL the time. Keep it up RIM, and thank you CrackBerry for the tip on the bridge update.

thbassman

Trying to download bridge but the OTA links shown here aren't working, I need it for OS7. FYI, for those who don't know, bridge did get updated in AW for ATT, but they figured out how to cripple the bridge browser so you get a nasty little "u can't do this without paying for our tether" message. I am now without computer access for a few days so if anyone has a working OS7 OTA link I would be very grateful, as I am currently without bridge:(