- 05-14-2012, 10:10 AM #26
- CrackBerry Genius
05-14-2012, 10:10 AM #27
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- 05-14-2012, 10:20 AM #29
- 05-14-2012, 10:20 AM #30
- CrackBerry Addict
05-14-2012, 10:27 AM #31
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- CrackBerry Genius of Geniuses
05-14-2012, 10:52 AM #33
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The fact of the matter is that, while the PlayBook is a tablet that serves all the purposes that tablets do, the bridge additionally allows it to be an extension of your BlackBerry phone. A simple concept that was sinfully ignored and/or passed off as a useless feature, much as a few posters are attempting to do here.
With my 9900, I don't need the PlayBook to read and respond to messages. But one thing that is very slick is that if I receive messages while using the PB for something else, I can respond to them without putting it down and picking up the phone. One quick wipe and a tap and I'm in my phone's email or BBM from my PlayBook. Ditto for updating notes and reviewing/updating the calendar. This has frequently come in very handy for me.
If you haven't actually used the thing to its potential, you have no idea of the value it delivers.
Last edited by sleepngbear; 05-14-2012 at 10:54 AM.
- 05-14-2012, 10:58 AM #34
Forget personal usage and preference for a minute, the true sign of a competitive advantage is that the competition will try to erode it by imitation - is it anyone replicating bridge in any fashion or trying to replicate bridge?
- CrackBerry Master
05-14-2012, 11:14 AM #38
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- 05-14-2012, 11:36 AM #43
I'm in my car in a parking lot using my playbook bridged to my 9650. I'm gonna agree with the OP, the only thing I use bridge for is the connection. However, I'm sure when I get a BB10 phone and BB10 on my playbook, they will have some new features that the current bridge could not do.
- 05-14-2012, 11:43 AM #44
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-14-2012, 11:44 AM #45
- 209 Posts
Bridge is not something that's just a gimmick, it has many real-world applications and it is only gonna get better.
But yeah, if I didn't have a BB phone I doubt I'd have a playbook. It wouldn't make as much sense IMO.Current: RIM BlackBerry Bold 9930 | RIM BlackBerry PlayBook (64GB) | Google Nexus 7 (16GB)
Retired Phones: HTC Thunderbolt 4G LTE | RIM BlackBerry Bold 9650 | HTC Droid Incredible | RIM BlackBerry Bold 9000 | HTC Touch Pro | AT&T Tilt | Cingular 8125 | Sony Ericsson S710a | Motorola V400 | Nokia 3595 | Nokia 3390
Retired Tablets: Motorola XOOM
- 05-14-2012, 11:53 AM #46
For now, I see bridge as a pretty cool idea, but not one that may draw people in like, say, free tethering.
- CrackBerry Abuser
05-14-2012, 11:59 AM #48
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Hilarious topic, really!
I don't know if it's a competitive advantage or not, but I would love it if a hotspot user could let me know if he can do this:
My PB has wifi and bluetooth enabled all the time. I turn the PB on in the morning and use it at home on wifi, go to work and use it at work on bridged bluetooth 4G, come home around 5:30 and use it on wifi (still bridged though) until around 11pm, when I put my 9810 and PB on charge, each still with about 15% remaining charge left. I make no adjustments to settings all day - except one forum site that logs me out when my IP address changes. I have to log back in to reset the cookie.
Do you get a full day running hotspot all day?
Last edited by RWD; 05-14-2012 at 12:02 PM.
- 05-14-2012, 12:17 PM #50
Regardless of the nay sayers, Bridge is the best solution for me - maybe it would be for you too.
Sorry nay sayers, I prefer to decide what works best for me for myself - not what someone tells me to like.
It all comes down to personal opinion.
Last edited by stewartj1; 05-14-2012 at 12:36 PM. Reason: Calmed myself down