BlackBerry Bridge Updated To v2.0.0.30

BlackBerry Bridge, the software which allows your BlackBerry smartphone to communicate directly with your BlackBerry PlayBook over Bluetooth, has been updated to v2.0.0.30.

If history holds true in the present, we will soon see an update to BlackBerry PlayBook  OS, however, the change log for BlackBerry Bridge v2.0.0.30 says that it just fixes an issue with predictive text.

Download BlackBerry Bridge v2.0.0.30 from BlackBerry App World

BlackBerry Bridge updated to v1.0.6.5 – Is a PlayBook update soon to follow?

It looks like BlackBerry Bridge, the application that allows you to Bluetooth tether your BlackBerry smartphone to your BlackBerry PlayBook, has been updated to v1.0.6.5.  If past history is at all indicative  of what is going to happen next, an update to BlackBerry Tablet OS, the software that runs on the BlackBerry PlayBook, is imminent.

You can pick BlackBerry Bridge v1.0.6.5 up in BlackBerry App World.

Third party BlackBerry PlayBook apps can now access the internet via BlackBerry Bridge

So, it would appear that with the updates to BlackBerry Bridge v1.0.5.6 and BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.7.2942, third party BlackBerry PlayBook apps now have the ability to connect to the internet via BlackBerry Bridge in the absence of a WiFi internet connection.  I tested this on multiple BlackBerry PlayBook apps including Facebook, Poynt, GeeReeder, and BlackBerry news and they all appeared to work even though the connection seems to be extremely slow.

BlackBerry PlayBook updated to BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.7.2942

With the release of BlackBerry Bridge v1.0.5.6 we figured that it would just be a matter of time before the BlackBerry PlayBook would receive an update as well.   A matter of time turned out to be just several hours as BlackBerry Tablet OS v1.0.7.2942 has been released.

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BlackBerry Bridge v1.0.5.6 now available in BlackBerry App World

BlackBerry Bridge v1.0.5.6 is currently being rolled out in BlackBerry App World.  BlackBerry Bridge, of course, is the application which allows you to pair your BlackBerry PlayBook with your BlackBerry smartphone.   Updates to BlackBerry Bridge have, in the past, been precursors to updates of BlackBerry Tablet OS, so, it will be interesting to see if the BlackBerry PlayBook gets an OS update with the next couple of days…

BlackBerry Tablet OS 1.0.7.2670 for the BlackBerry PlayBook now available

BlackBerry Tablet OS 1.0.7.2670 for the BlackBerry PlayBook has been released and is now available for download.  This version comes just one day after Tablet OS 1.0.7.2650 was pulled after being available for just hours because of BlackBerry Bridge connection issues.

RIM pulls BlackBerry Tablet OS 1.0.7.2650 due to connectivity issues with BlackBerry Bridge

Research in Motion has ceased downloads of BlackBerry Tablet OS 1.0.7.2650 for the BlackBerry PlayBook because of reported connectivity issues with BlackBerry Bridge, which, was recently updated to v1.0.4.9.  According to the official @BlackBerry Twitter account, RIM expects to release an update with a fix later this week.

BlackBerry Bridge updated to v1.0.4.9 – BlackBerry Tablet OS upgrade imminent

BlackBerry Bridge has been updated to v1.0.4.9 and is now available in BlackBerry App World.  Rumors that the next version of the BlackBerry Tablet Os for the BlackBerry PlayBook would be released soon have been floating around for several days now, and, and it appears that an update is now imminent.

BlackBerry Bridge Now Available To AT&T Subscribers

AT&T decided yesterday to allow their customers to ‘officially’ download BlackBerry Bridge via BlackBerry App World. The general consensus as to why AT&T held up BlackBerry Bridge for as long as they did was that they didn’t like the fact that BlackBerry Bridge allows you to browse the Internet on your BlackBerry PlayBook for free via your BlackBerry handset’s 3G broadband connection when Wi-Fi is not available.

Although BlackBerry Bridge is a free application, AT&T confirmed that they held up the software for their subscribers until they could figure out a way to charge customers for browsing the internet via Bridge Browser, as it requires a tethering plan in addition to a wireless service plan if you are an AT&T customer.