BlackBerry PlayBook OS Update v.1.0.7.2650 now available! Brings Bridge, Multimedia and Language updates...

BlackBerry PlayBook OS Update
By Kevin Michaluk on 19 Jul 2011 08:31 am
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Here it is BlackBerry PlayBook owners... your next OS update! This isn't the BIG update that'll bring things like native email and the Android app player, but in what has been a steady cadence of releases version 1.07 brings with it the following updates:

Improved connectivity & productivity with the BlackBerry Bridge application

  • Enhanced Support for Saving Attachments - The BlackBerry Bridge app offers you more flexibility around where and how you save attachments for viewing and editing. You can now save an attachment to a removable SD card, or to your BlackBerry smartphone's internal flash memory.
  • ZIP Attachment Support - The BlackBerry Bridge app now gives you access to ZIP files received as an email attachment. While bridged, you can now download a zip file from an email to your smartphone SD card and then extract compressed contents for viewing or editing on your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

Additional Multimedia Features

  • Portrait Support in Pictures App - With BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.7, pictures that you've taken with your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet or transferred from your PC can now be viewed in either portrait or landscape formats for the layout that best fits your needs.
  • Pinch to Zoom in Video App - Use the pinch gesture to zoom in on the finer details of your favorite video content, just like you would with a website or picture today - all while the video continues to play.

Additional Language Support

With BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.7, RIM added additional support for the following 15 languages: Basque, Catalan, Czech, Danish, Galician, Hungarian, Bahasa Indonesia, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese Brazilian, Portuguese European, Swedish, Turkish, Romanian and Russian.

Download Now

To download, just fire up your PlayBook and Check for Updates from settings (damn I love how easy it is to do over the air updates on the PlayBook).  Don't forget to update BlackBerry Bridge on your BlackBerry Smartphone to the latest version too.

Discuss this PlayBook OS update in the CrackBerry forums

*UPDATE* Due to reported issues with BlackBerry Bridge on the new OS, RIM relayed the following via their Twitter:

Some users were experiencing issues with Bridge & 1.0.7. We expect to release an update with a fix later this week

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149 comments

312

Still cant copy text from emails.......

The_Adventist

I'm sure you know the work around for this.

Click on forward then copy the text then cancel.

san4berry

ya shouldn't be work around for something so simple! just sayin!

312

Exactly. I might as well be logging into my mail from the browser instead.

tamcon

it works like Outlook does. First press reply and then you can cut and paste

BBMale

"Pinch to Zoom in Video App - Use the pinch gesture to zoom in on the finer details of your favorite video content, just like you would with a website or picture today - all while the video continues to play."

Can't wait to try that. Sounds great to me, but lets just start downloading.

TomasT

Is it possible to watch videos directly from the Micro-SD card in the phone?

WIdo

Zoom pinching is also more accurate on the web browser. There is much less "floating around" once you stop touching the screen after zooming in the text of a website for example. This was annoying. Good improvement!

Invader3K

OMG!!!! Downloading now!!!! Unnnnnnngggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!

The_Adventist

Right on!! I'm downloading too!

thatRICO

Well an update is and update but really really waiting for the bigger stuff :D like.... Android app player

drakesaliasonline

I don't have a PlayBook but I really don't see why this update didn't bring that to the table. About RIM missing out on dates. Well there still might be hope since the summer isn't over yet.

ekafara

Nice to see an update(not that I have a pb yet) and nice to see a Kevin blog post!

lcfut

Interesting. The update wouldn't work for me until I updated 1.0.6's 7MB update first.
I had to re-install the unwanted applications first, then check for updates before 1.0.7 would become available.

Here is hoping the install continues without error while at work!

Zizzzzy

In before...

"Is that it? Still not Native PIM? RIM can keep this update!"

Zizzzzy

Whew! Looks like I *Just* made it too hahaha

spike007

OK so when do we get a real update

SuperDuckWC

Am I supposed to say: sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeettttttttttttt ?

:D

QuIcKsIlV3r

"All I can really say is that with the PlayBook's Tablet OS an update is never going to be too far away (hint, hint) and along with the updates you might be expecting, there's also going to be some surprises in the future that will make you say SWEEEEET!"

Ok please dont tell me this the update that is making us go "SWEEEET!" there has to something in the pipeworks coming soon?

Kevin Michaluk

you are correct. this is not the update that'll make you go SWEEEEET. this is just a minor one.. some good improvements here.. but nothing crazy.

chiefbroski

You've got me excited Kevin! I really hope it adds much of what members here have hoped for. I'm glad for the better Playbook experience, but also for RIM as I do hope it helps turn that tide and ensures that I can always count on a new RIM product in the future every few years.

alangblake

Very disappointed. 3 month from the release (4/19/2011) and this is the best they can do?

nasigorengpete

yawn... so boring
where's the PIM?
or bluetooth audio?

The_Adventist

Wow it took 15 original comments before this.

co0l89

add arabic to this thing!!

Jake Storm

I'm waiting for Klingon support!

def1014

Finally. Downloading now. All enhancements are welcome, especially when it has been so quiet lately. Well, with the exception of the rumors that they were discontinuing the Wi-Fi Playbook yesterday. RIMM did respond saying they were false though. I want that Android feature bad... I really want Kindle and Skype (not imo) for the PB!

chiefbroski

Downloading....later. Have to wait till I'm home.... :(

If I could ask for more it would be:

Major stuff:
Android app player
Autocorrect in bbm and browser
Universal search
....and fine Native email for everyone that wants it.
Skype or something like that

Minor stuff:
-Allow easier zooming in camera (you really gotta aim your finger on that dot, lol)
-Make it easier to press orientation lock in portrait mode
-I want Dillo Hills to work smooth again damn it...I paid for that app and now its garbage...lol

Keep up the good work RIM. We are all waiting for that update that will push that playbook to the next level with a few big-name apps, autocorrect and the email to satisfy the media.

fex

Dillo Hills is working again! :D

djpua

they always have to do it when Im at work :/

batrad

waiting on Native email apps and Android support ... some day, hopefully

batrad

waiting on Native email apps and Android support ... some day, hopefully

RedRangerReid

its about damn time now going to update app world for my smartphone which is gonna take a 5 min reboot then upgrade the new bridge then following that will be my pb update

SWEEEEET

;)

arvindh

New Airplane Mode in Settings.....

Different Keyboard Types too!1

BOLD 9000
PLAYBOOK 16GB

ONCE YOU GO BLACK(BERRY) YOU CANNOT GO BACK....

ajaygee

What? There are no new keyboard layout options.

I was actually excited when I read that as I can't stand the Playbook's new keyboard =S Thanks for getting my hopes up!

pkcable

I checked at 8am, and no update, that was BEFORE I left for work, and before I left my wifi. You mean to tell me this thing dropped just AFTER I left wifi? lol!

 

Fortunately I know how to do it with DM.  ;)

buckken

I ran the bridge update over 2 hrs. ago on my Storm 2 9550. It ran without a hitch, of course, a 7 min. reboot is typical on my Storm 2! Of course, my BB Apps World never had a notifier on it. Only when I opened the list of MyApps and clicked on the Bridge app did it mention the update. So, the update is likely there, just no notifier!

I also updated my Playbook to new OS upgrade. It, too, worked very well, and the bridge came up just fine. If I have my phone with me, I can bridge anytime, so having to do that is not so much of an issue for me. Loving my Playbook! I'm hoping for more updates that can really kick things in gear.

-Enjoying the BB life! --buckken

WALLIEDIRT

Still no spell check that corrects the words? Maybe the "big" update is soon and this is a pre update yeah that's it is a pre update for the big boy. =)

arvindh

kinda peeved that the big updates are not yet in...

BOLD 9000
PLAYBOOK 16GB

ONCE YOU GO BLACK(BERRY) YOU CANNOT GO BACK....

kylem1992

im one of the few who is ok with the no native email(i like being able to hand my playbook off to the kids with no worry), but i purchased this tablet on rimms promises. I want the android player !

LuayS

When Bridged there is the "bridged" icon in the status bar, if you click that you can lock your bridged apps which means you won't receive notifications and no-one will be able to view your bridged apps unless unlocked.

nomi1978

Maybe I am missing something because I dont see the brdged icon in the status bar. Are you referring to where the date and time is. I am not sure where to look. Any help would be appreciated.

buckken

At top of screen where date/time is are a series of icons to the right, depending on what you have. The first should show an icon that looks like a small phone in front of a screen. That is the bridge icon. Click on it and a listing of managing items appears. Lock is at the bottom of that small screen.

Now, if you don't see items at top of screen, use your finger to swipe down starting in top black bezel area. That will open this area at top of screen if its covered over by any programs.

If you don't see that icon, you likely don't have bridge working. Click on the Blackberry Bridge on main menu area. If there are warning icons on each item, the Bridge is either not working or has been disconnected. Re-connect by using management at top, as mentioned above.

Hope this helps you naila_nc. --buckken

LuisCast

disappointed. When will RIM fix the "after 5 minutes" blackout!

Rob Robertson

There's an app called Backlight Override.

0.99 cents. Well worth it if you listen to streaming content.

eaburger

There is another app called "Stay ON", this make the same effect but is complete free!!!

Nixxoi

Additional Language Support -Russian!!!
Aeee!!!!

bankersbanter

Airplane mode is nice to see, video pinch is cool cant wait for the real update!!

blackmoe

Why the need for Airplane Mode when you could just turn off wifi from home screen?

312

Why would you need to turn off WiFi anyway? Every flight I've been on this year has had WiFi service.

gregorylkelly

If you have WiFi and Bluetooth on, you can now turn them both off with one option. It's not necessary which is why they didn't even bother putting it in the change log. It's just an extra feature that will be nice when the 3g/4g PlayBooks come out.

JMarshall123

any led indicator with this update?

Marc_Paradise

Also observed:
* Browser tabs playing music now continue to do so even when those tabs are in the background, even when the device is asleep, and even when the device is not in Showcase mode.

* Web pages using javascript for network connections seem to continue running even when in background tabs, and even when the device is asleep. More testing is needed here though.

FreddyE

"* Browser tabs playing music now continue to do so even when those tabs are in the background, even when the device is asleep, and even when the device is not in Showcase mode."

That's exciting! I really enjoy listening to HypeM and other online audio content and have been annoyed with not being able to have it play in the background while I continue surfing on other tabs or after the device goes to standby mode.

Small step forward, but a step forward nonetheless. Looking forward to the "SWEET" update!

Bobchin

For some reason, my bridge doesn't work anymore... I tried removing the bluetooth profile from both device, reinstall bridge, reboot and it just wouldn't open any bridge application

eaburger

You update the Bridge App to?, because with this release a Bridge update was released by Blackberry is mandatory to apply this Bridge update.

I already made the both updates and and the bridge is smoother comparing with the previous version of the OS and the Bridge.

jinxednuance

Guys, when can we expect the "big" changes update?

dasDestruktion

Sweeeet! It broke Bridge.
I have a new toggle that kills my Bluetooth and Wifi though! :P

aryan77

Guys you do know that even if there is no wifi you can still download the update through tethering.... Well i am right now downloading it by tethering as i type.. ofcourse it helps that i have an unlimited plan.

BigR3dBri

Good Update - fixes alot of bugs with the games I have on the PlayBook.... Love Gravitee Wars!!

mnhockeycoach99

Unlike a few posters, I'm happy to see any updates that come across. Sure, I would like to see the Android player and a few other features sooner than later.. but I'm just glad to see that RIM is continuing to focus on improving the Playbook experience. Here is my wish list in order of priority:

1. Android player
2. The ability to use my BB handset as a wireless keyboard/mouse for the PlayBook.
3. Add additional options in the "Backlight Time Out" and "Standby Time Out" menus
4. The ability to delete/hide apps that I don't use (AOL mail, etc.)
5. The ability to customize the tabs
6. RAID Controller so I can connect a portable hard drive via USB (since RIM didn't add a SD/Micro SD slot to add additional storage)
7. Native email/PIM/etc. (sorry to those that are desperately waiting for them but I don't see a dire need to have them because I have the ability to get my email via the BB Bridge)

Thoughts?

nasigorengpete

good points

Native PIM will be alot better than BB Bridgedas at the moment it's still pretty slow, laggy and buggy. I can't even copy and paste email content.

I hope the native email/PIM will be well deep integrated into the OS to make it easy to share stuff between apps.

To add to the list:
1. GOOGLE MAPS!
2. SKYPE! This front facing camera is obsolete without it.

mnhockeycoach99

1. There is a google map application.. although not very robust.

2. Again, the Playbook contains a native video conferencing app or go to imo.im to skype via browser.

Keep in mind that Google Maps and Skype is both out of RIM's control.

lnichols

Well I won't have a wifi network I can use till I get home, but sounds like nothing here that is a gotta have it now feature. Crypto kernel better get approved quick cause this wait for a REAL update is getting old.

tim99va

We can finally delete aol and hotmail shortcuts without being prompted for update!

fex

Rumor is, this patch reintroduced GPU rendering for AIR applications, which means Dillo Hills should be working again! I'm downloading now to confirm. :D

andrew3306

Sigh, I have until Saturday to return this. i cant video chat with my wife where I am going with this. i need a tab that can, oh well.

Mrosales1122

There is a couple of options you can video chat with. Reelportal , aim express.

andrew3306

Really, I will try these if it works the playbook is a keeper now if Adobe can now improve the pdf reader to include search and bookmarks I will be happy.

If video call alternative for the pb were posted in the forums I must have missed it.

adokis

ok...installed update...I go to open a *.docx file....into a really hard blackout crash....I have to do a hard reset...I have update and restarted the bbb on both my 9700 as well...there is something going on.,..that is wrong.

The airplane mode is of no use on the playbook - might be better if it was in the soft menu where the other "standby" etc buttons are - this is a software update for the next playbook.

ill keep messing with the attachments on the bridge - but I am 4 trys in - and it crashes every time.

stubbornswiss

I was really hoping this would be the update that would make me go out there and 're-buy' my PlayBook.

From what I can see, I still have a bit of waiting to do.

mnhockeycoach99

Dude.. I see these same posts from you constantly. Either buy the PlayBook and suck up the "limited" functionality until more updates come or go buy something else.

toddie

Bridge is broken after updates on both Torch and PB. I cannot load any of the Bridge apps. Anybody else having this issue on a 32 Gig PB w Torch? If so, have you found a resolve.

I've rebooted both devices after installation. They pair together but cannot use app's.

I'm on Telus in Toronto if that makes a difference! :)

LuayS

did you update your bridge app to the latest?? My Bridge is working so much better than before. It is faster, my 9700 no longer hangs as often. BBM notifications are fixed. All Bridge apps launch quicker and are far more responsive.

toddie

Yes, I did update the Bridge app last night,and again this morning. Same resolve.

When I click the Message's app launcher icon, it goes to black screen with BB Logo and sits for about 20 seconds and then crashes.

Thanks for the thought. I should have put that in my post.

toddie

Spent over 1.5 hrs on tech support with RIM. Still not working. On Second Call now. Here was the instructions sent to me however, It is still not working for me. Please post fix if you figure it out.:

Here is a link to a relevant article in our BlackBerry Technical Solution Center:

Article Title: Unable to connect BlackBerry Bridge with BlackBerry smartphone

Article Number: KB26699

Step 1: Disconnect from BlackBerry Bridge and delete the paired device from the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet:

1. Select the Options icon from the top right corner of the main screen.
2. Select the BlackBerry Bridge item from the left side.
3. Select the Disconnect button from the bottom right side.
4. Select the Bluetooth menu item from the left side menu from within the Options.
5. Select the Pencil button.
6. Click the Trash icon beside the paired BlackBerry smartphone.

Step 2: Delete the paired Bluetooth® enable device

To perform this task, first disconnect the BlackBerry smartphone from the Bluetooth enabled device.

BlackBerry® 6 OS:

1. On the Home screen, click the connections area at the top of the screen, or click the Manage Connections icon.
2. Click Bluetooth Connections.
3. Highlight a paired Bluetooth enabled device; in this case, the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.
4. Press the Menu key and choose Disconnect.

Step 4: Restart the BlackBerry smartphone and BlackBerry PlayBook tablet

1. Perform a hard reset on the BlackBerry device by removing the battery from the device.
2. Perform a hard reset on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, by holding the Power button for 15seconds until it powers completely off DO NOT TURN OFF ON SCREEN WHEN POPS UP.

Step 5: Connect your tablet and smartphone using BlackBerry Bridge

To connect the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to the BlackBerry smartphone, install the BlackBerry Bridge application on the BlackBerry smartphone. Download BlackBerry Bridge from the BlackBerry App World storefront.

1. On the BlackBerry Playbook tablet home screen, on the status bar, tab the Options icon
2. Select BlackBerry Bridge
3. Tap Setup > Continue
4. In the BlackBerry Bridge application on the BlackBerry smartphone, click Add Device > Next
5. Point the BlackBerry smartphone camera at the barcode that appears on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to scan the barcode

def1014

I see a lot of people having this issue with the bridge. Is your message icon (top left) displaying Error Code: 13 ? If so, the fix procedure has been posted on a few forums, this one included.

TMGould

on my British Playbook, i have an icon for "BBC Iplayer" and "BBC News" after update.

nasigorengpete

are they just web shortcuts or apps?

arvindh

this makes me rethink as whether to buy the 9900.. or go the android-playbook combo way......

BOLD 9000
PLAYBOOK 16GB

ONCE YOU GO BLACK(BERRY) YOU CANNOT GO BACK....

Rainforrest

Samsung Focus
BB PlayBook 32GB

AND ONCE YOU LEAVE BLACK(BERRY) YOU WILL NEVER WANT TO COME BACK...

5363767

Awesome! But still need Chinese input...

stellaellaola

has anyone noticed that the upper left corner swipe to access options/settings is gone? it doesn't workfor me anymore. now i can only access options/settings via that dedicated option/settings button on the upper right corner of my playbook.

jasperlin

no, both corners still work for me.

stellaellaola

never mind. i just had to do a re-boot it seems :-)

Tamilan4ever

Unable to open Email, contact, calender, BBM,Notes and Tasks , since the update, bridge is working though!!!

Need a FIX fast RIM, This aint funny.
Its my work tool and dont make me swith to a competitor.

Have already tried :

Restarded several time both Playbook and Torch,
Reinstalling Bridge, coupling 8 times - noting seems to be workin

Eveything else regarding this update seems to be workin.

toddie

I'm having this exact issue as well. Posted earlier in thread. It looks like this is a major issue and it seems to be growing.

AVPTI

BlackBerry logo in top left corner of App World is now gone

teostar

All i wanna know is if BBM via Bridge now works????

chammer101

Does for me, updated Bridge app from yesterday. All bridge apps working for me, BB Torch on Rogers with 6.0.0.576 OS installed.

djkbb

BBM via bridge has worked for some time. You probably need to update to the latest BBM on your berry (via appworld or http://www.blackberry.com/bbm, or pick up 6.0 from the beta zone).

BBM Groups on the other hand, still missing.

diegonei

Portuguese Brazilian support??? Please tell me this means the damn thing is about ot be releasedin here!!!

KQ9

Funny how the settings menu of the Playbook in the photo is messed up :p.

Barefoot_Kevin

Heading to Panera for lunch to use their Wi-Fi.

alegs

Still problems with certain time-zones. I figured that would be easy to fix. The Clock app displays the time correctly but the top bar doesn't.

Zooming in videos is a nice feature.

jedwards73

Broke my Bridge also. Same symptoms as the others. Storm 2 on VZW. Broke after updating Bridge and Playbook O/S.

The Consigliere

Got the update & everything seems fine here. I made sure to check my bridge apps & they're working fine after the update too. Gonna keep checking other things just to make sure but so far so good.

URTJ

I'm having the same problem as reported by others. I updated my 9630 to Blackberry Bridge 1.0.4.9 and my PlayBook's OS to 1.0.7.2650. When I connect the Playbook to the 9630 via BlackBerry Bridge, I can access the Bridge Browser and Bridge Files. But I cannot access Messages, Contacts, Calendar, BBM, MemoPad, or Tasks. Each of them give me the black screen with the BlackBerry Logo in the center, but that's as far as I get. After 30 seconds or so, it disappears. Thus, Bridge seems to be working, but most of the significant reasons for using it don't work.

By the way, my carrier is Verizon, and my 9630's OS is 5.0.0.975

Bobchin

i have the exact same problem... storm 9530 on bell mobility os 5.0.0.419. looks like its related to os 5

Scott8586

Nope, I have the same setup w/verizon. All is working fine for me.

Rob Robertson

A couple more 'minor' updates I'd like to see before the big one:

- Allow me to transfer my AutoText profile from my BB to my PB permanently, not just when I'm using bridge apps.
- Allow me to easily transfer files back and forth from my BB to my PB through Bridge.
- Also, I can't send pictures to my BBM contacts through my PlayBook. It's very annoying.
- I want to access BBM Groups through my PlayBook

I'm sure I'll think of more...

mdjones21

Excuse my snoring.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz

san4berry

my BBM notifications were fixed, now it's back. I have the dumb BBM notification even though my BBM's were al ready. sucks!

san4berry

pinch to zoom in video is pretty cool.

falconeight

Praise the lord, now the playbook is awesome. What a great update now its time to throw away my desktop, smartphone, and laptop. This thing now does it all. RIM are the greatest in the world. Why can't other companies make such a boring device great with one update. This is amazing, everyone is in envy of my playbook....wait I returned it because it was terrible...oh well.

jlove4ever

you are so clever... learn some grammar...

falconeight

What happened to enhance demo mode.

mnhockeycoach99

Why would you care? You are the moron that returned your PlayBook but still come here to post crap...

oycz

Are u kidding me.... Still no Chinese support.

ianbordas

Nice.. I would love this to have been the BIG update but it's still great to know they are working full time on making the PB the BEST tablet out there!

Keep it up RIM!!!!!!!!

Maestrodog

Pathetic update yet again.

I'd be just so very ashamed to leave some of the more important and simple things on the table after these frustrating months. Just doesn't bode well given all the hullabaloo of late.

The better development is in priced third party applications that are filling truly inexplicable gaps in the native operating systems. Stay on applications, simple file management, Twitter--you make your customers PAY for this????????

No new business software, just the silliest crap all getting poor ratings?

Astonishing way to launch a critical product.

Tweedledee and Tweedledum will never last at this sad rate, not what I wanted but it appears that's what we really need now.

trsbbs

It is too bad that RIM couldnt toss us a bone with this update.

It is getting old..

Hate to say it..

Tim

Biulet

I was waiting to have my PB in Catalan! Great job for RIM! :-D

And the portrait mode in photos... should be made by its releasing day... but it's OK they've done it now.

Gilahiker

Not sure what is going on. Updated my bridge app on Storm 2, just fine. Went to the Playbook, said there was an update waiting. Did it all over wifi and rebooted, but wait, I come to work, plug my Playbook into my computer and low and behold it says there is a tablet software update. What???? Checked my tablet, after all that time this morning it didn't update?

Ok, so I start to update through the DM, it stops after 15 min and says there's an error updating the Playbook! What???? Trying again. If not successful I will be calling Customer Service later on.

Gilahiker

Darn it! It did it again. Guess I will be calling Customer Service in a bit.

jlove4ever

def find the pinch and zoom works better in browser since update!

Spaceheater

Can I play Scrabble yet?

dosto

It fixed my Bridge Browser!

I got my PB on day 1; paired to 9700 on T-mobile. One thing that has NEVER worked has been the Bridge Browser. The PB browser works great, I can tether with no problems, but the Bridge Browser never worked; it brought up a "Save As" window. The new update has fixed that. Thanks RIM.

Now, let's roll out the Android app player asap, please! (and release the 9900).

bananagrams

I wish they would apply the same typing rules as if you were on a blackberry. for example if i'm typing a post in a forum or through facebook app and hit space twice it should put a period. or if i type "im" it shoudl default to "I'm". It's a lot more effort to switch to symbols then type the symbols and then switch back to alpha.

Spaceheater

I was thinking about that yesterday, it would be nice!

snepal23

I have updated my playbook and blackberry with the latest update and now bridge applications are not working at all. I have rebooted multiple times and removed the bridge and re-added back in and still no luck. I am very disappointed with the update.

Any thoughts?

dcscott

At least you guys were able to download it. It appears that RIM may have pulled the upgrade. Several of us are now unable to get it.

toddie

Posted this earlier in this thread: PB and Torch cannot access Bridge apps after upgrades. Tech at RIM sent me these instructions, however it did not solve my connection issue. If you figure it out, please post for all:

Here is a link to a relevant article in our BlackBerry Technical Solution Center:

Article Title: Unable to connect BlackBerry Bridge with BlackBerry smartphone

Article Number: KB26699

Step 1: Disconnect from BlackBerry Bridge and delete the paired device from the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet:

1. Select the Options icon from the top right corner of the main screen.
2. Select the BlackBerry Bridge item from the left side.
3. Select the Disconnect button from the bottom right side.
4. Select the Bluetooth menu item from the left side menu from within the Options.
5. Select the Pencil button.
6. Click the Trash icon beside the paired BlackBerry smartphone.

Step 2: Delete the paired Bluetooth® enable device

To perform this task, first disconnect the BlackBerry smartphone from the Bluetooth enabled device.

BlackBerry® 6 OS:

1. On the Home screen, click the connections area at the top of the screen, or click the Manage Connections icon.
2. Click Bluetooth Connections.
3. Highlight a paired Bluetooth enabled device; in this case, the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.
4. Press the Menu key and choose Disconnect.

Step 4: Restart the BlackBerry smartphone and BlackBerry PlayBook tablet

1. Perform a hard reset on the BlackBerry device by removing the battery from the device.
2. Perform a hard reset on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, by holding the Power button for 15seconds until it powers completely off DO NOT TURN OFF ON SCREEN WHEN POPS UP.

Step 5: Connect your tablet and smartphone using BlackBerry Bridge

To connect the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to the BlackBerry smartphone, install the BlackBerry Bridge application on the BlackBerry smartphone. Download BlackBerry Bridge from the BlackBerry App World storefront.

1. On the BlackBerry Playbook tablet home screen, on the status bar, tab the Options icon
2. Select BlackBerry Bridge
3. Tap Setup > Continue
4. In the BlackBerry Bridge application on the BlackBerry smartphone, click Add Device > Next
5. Point the BlackBerry smartphone camera at the barcode that appears on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to scan the barcode

StikiGreenZ

What a joke of an update. It took them this much time to release these minor changes? Gonna rethink my purchase of the 9900 now. Sad day for me. My loyalty to BBM is wearing thin now. How much work can it possibly be to add BBM Groups support to Bridge (after having this device for 3 months)?

RIM WTF???

djsat

the update is not showing up on my pb ?????:( (in vancouver )

ironman1075

I have the same problem now, I was doing the download and it stopped, it gave me and error and asked to retry. Ever since it says that there are no updates available. Shutdown, restarted to no avil. (New Jersey)

jpoulin587

Update is not showing on my PB either. In North Carolina. Grrrr.

jSkiLLzZz

pinch zoom in video playback is very cool but is it really just way too much to ask to hope and pray for A2DP bluetooth support. The fact that I cant use bluetooth for audio is just unbelievable to me. Why wasnt this included at launch. At least give some kind of explanation or say it will never work on the pb but i really cant believe that i cant use my bt headphones w this thing. i could care less about android market, please make this work first

TongueDar

Bleh! I guess I'm not invited to the update yet. I'm still at 1.06.x and when I say Check for Updates, it tells me I'm current, which I'm not.

TnTimberry

Not showing up as available for me either ( TN AT&T) but from the looks of all the issues it may cause and the lack of any major goodies I think Im gonna pass

kuru_s

i don't see this update, i have a playbook from canada but im in holland. whats up with that?

jstirtzinger

It has likely been pulled to fix the bridge issue...I would expect another update later tonight or tomorrow.

nifty5

I just got off the phone with BlackBerry support & what a poor experience. From the 15 minutes I had to take in "logging" my issue to the tech support guy that wanted to close my ticket as resolved due to the Bridge not working. How could close the ticket as fixed when the issue has not been fixed yet?

Sorry but for my first time calling in, not one I want to have to go through again.

Big RIM fan here but they are really trying to push me away.

pkcable

The update got pulled folks. :( Even poor PK is stuck on 1.0.6. Hopefully a new update comes soon! :) They are saying this week, BUT we shall see, it IS an emergency because some folks stuck on 1.0.7 have a broken bridge, so no worries it SHOULD be back out soon. :)

Gilahiker

So, I may not need to call them. Hopefully when it comes out again my Playbook will update correctly.

Trini-34

There is now a new OS update available for your PlayBook 1.0.7.2670. I am currently installing it and will up date you on what changes were made to the OS. I did not have an issue with the OS update 1.0.7, everything still functioned fine. The only issue that I am experiencing is, I am not able to view my BlackBerry Videos or listen to music that are stored on my BlackBerry handheld device thru my PlayBook. I am able to see my pictures. Just FYI