BlackBerry Bridge Now Available to AT&T Customers

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BlackBerry Bridge for BlackBerry PlayBook

Hi all, Andrey here with an important BlackBerry® Bridge™ update. I’m happy to share the news that the BlackBerry Bridge app is now available to AT&T® customers! The app will appear in the BlackBerry App World™ catalogue throughout the day, but you can get it right away by searching for “BlackBerry Bridge” within BlackBerry App World.

For those not familiar with the BlackBerry Bridge app, it mirrors the existing messages, contacts, calendar, memopad, tasks, and BlackBerry® Messenger (BBM™) that appear on your BlackBerry smartphone. For example, through BlackBerry Bridge, you can use your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to respond to an email that was received on your BlackBerry smartphone or send a picture to a BBM contact. Pretty cool!

Another feature of the BlackBerry Bridge application is the ability to browse the Internet on the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet using your BlackBerry smartphone’s data connection**. This feature is designed to enable you to access the Internet (or the intranet site of your organization) using your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, even when you’re outside of Wi-Fi® coverage.

Our friends over at the Inside BlackBerry Help Blog have a bunch of great posts for users looking to set up the BlackBerry Bridge app and to learn how to maximize that experience. They also have a new post out today explaining the various ways users can connect their BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to the Internet. Check them out!

How to Set Up BlackBerry Bridge
5 BlackBerry Bridge Tips for BlackBerry PlayBook
How to Connect Your BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

So download the BlackBerry Bridge application right now and don’t forget to post a comment about how you use it with your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet!

** Note: AT&T users must have a tethering plan included with their wireless service plan to take advantage of the Bridge Browser. To enable tethering on your BlackBerry smartphone, go to att.com/mywireless or dial 611.

About Andrey F.

Andrey started with Research In Motion (RIM) in 2006 as an intern, and recently joined the handheld software product management team in 2008. Andrey's focus is on the overall direction for desktop software. He spends most of his time identifying customer needs and working with various development teams to come up with new and exciting ways to extend the magic of the BlackBerry® experience to the desktop. Andrey hopes this blog will allow him to share his passion and knowledge about BlackBerry with readers.

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