BlackBerry Bridge on AT&T workaround
AT&T has not yet approved the BlackBerry Bridge app to be downloaded, which prevents BlackBerry owners from tethering their BlackBerrys to the PlayBook. Fortunately, CrackBerry.com has provided a workaround.
If you're an AT&T customer who just got a
As a refresher, PlayBook owners need to download the BlackBerry Bridge application to their phone to tether the two devices. This lets PlayBook owners get access to secure BlackBerry e-mail as well as calendar, tasks, contacts, and BBM. All of that information stays safely confined to your phone and does not leave a trace on the tablet. As a bonus to BlackBerry customers, this unique pairing method also allows them to tether the two devices without an additional tethering cost typical of most smartphone data plans.
You begin pairing the two devices by scanning the QR code on the PlayBook with the BlackBerry's camera, which will load up the app download on the BlackBerry. When we did this with our
Fortunately, the folks over at CrackBerry have provided a temporary workaround for AT&T customers to download BlackBerry Bridge over the air. Simply go to this URL on your BlackBerry and download the appropriate Bridge software. We did it with our BlackBerry Torch and managed to successfully download the Bridge software for OS 6. We then paired our Torch with our PlayBook per the app's instructions.
Hopefully AT&T will enable the BlackBerry Bridge app download soon, but in the meantime, this works as an effective workaround.