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.