Bridge from playbook to BB10
Thought Id post my findings with bridge and z10
connecting to the playbook remains the same, however, the functionality of bridge connected to a z10 is totally different to connecting to 9900.
when opening the bridge app on a z10 you get a touchpad control to drive the playbook and an option to bring up the keyboard to type.
on the playbook however when you open the bridge folder you get a 'read me' icon and nothing else. Clicking this opens an explanation as follows:
Features supported on your tablet:
Internet access - use your smartphones wireless connection with your tablet if a wifi connection isnt available for your playbook apps
Files - view saved files on your smartphone from your tablet using the file manager app
Remote control - Use your smartphone as a wireless mouse and keyboard for your tablet
Bridge Browser for corporate browsing - If your smartphone is associated with a work account use this app on your tablet to access your company's intranet
To access your email, contacts and other personal information on yourtablet, you can add your accounts in your playbook settings. your wireless service provider or administrator might not allow you to use some of these features.
SO .... it looks like bridging to a bb10 phone means you loose a shed load of features vs 9900
- 01-31-13, 03:20 PM #4
Seriously, if we lose all of the wonderful features of bridge, then I have absolutely no incentive to buy a bb10 phone! ****, I'll just get and android and use mobile hot spot. If I waited all this time and loose the bridge features, I'll NOT buy a Z10 just on principle!
Maybe those functions will return with BB10 for the playbook. If not.....I'm GONE!!!
- 01-31-13, 05:18 PM #7
Re: Bridge from playbook to BB10
makes a lot of sense to me. Bridge on the playbook is a window into the older bb email/bbm etc. the phone via bridge serves up the functionailty. I couldn't understand how they would implement bridge email with thephone having a completely new email hub
Main benefit for bridge to me is internet access as I don't have LTE playbook. By the time playbook has bb10, there will be no point for email,bbm etc via bridge as it would duplicate functionality.
Might be able to also share screens or other second party apps
we do need bb10 on playbook ASAP though.
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Removing this functionality fundamentally changes the purpose of having a playbook and removes any reason for a bb10 user to have a playbook vs any cheap tablet out there...
- CrackBerry Addict
01-31-13, 09:04 PM #10
- 523 Posts
That is a disappointment. My wife uses her playbook and minikeyboard as a laptop in college and is thrilled of the text and BBM feature connected to her 9810 because she spends hours everyday on power points and it makes her efficient. She wants the z10 but that's going to be a let down
- 01-31-13, 11:27 PM #13
Re: Bridge from playbook to BB10
Tbis does not sound very good at all. may be it is an interim step. but I rely on the bridge email and have not set up native. just last night I demonstrated the link betw the pb and the phone in my pocket when an email arrived. folks were impressed. now you say it might be gone. is this a concession to carriers and a big loss for customers!!!
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-31-13, 11:53 PM #14
- 189 Posts
It's probably because of the hub rather than individual apps for each process. Just wait for the bb10 update and hopefully things will be back, I'm looking forward to dlna and hopefully a play to playbook option and or screen share/mirror.
- 02-01-13, 02:31 AM #15
Ya, I'm pretty disappointed by this news. It feels like a step back on what is considered next gen. Bridge is the one OUTSTANDING feature that BlackBerry had that the competition couldn't even touch. I loved reading a book on my Playbook during a transit commute, switching back and forth on BBM, SMS, and email through Bridge and it was so satisfying. My Z10 arrives hopefully next week and as excited as I am that I'll be rid of my old and busted 9800, I'll definitely miss Bridge in its current format. I don't doubt it's going to get annoying again to have to pick up my phone just to answer an IM.
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- 02-01-13, 03:08 AM #16
I would imagine that the PB will need an update with the "new" bridge code to see the new BB10 bridged apps - there seems to be a minor pb upgrade mentioned on the forums, but mine hasn't received it - maybe this is it?
There seems to be a new bridge expected for the legacy phones as well, so I'd like to think something is in the works...
- 02-01-13, 04:41 AM #17
i have a feeling it is not the final bridge version, rather a solution for now for bridging your bb10 and pb...
the real version of bridge will probably come out soon on bb10 and blackberry 10, support all the features the current legacy os' do (and maybe more) and come with a playbook update...and hopefully it is soon!
- 02-01-13, 04:55 AM #18
I tweeted @BlackBerryHelp about the reduced bridge functionality "@blackberryhelp I have read that bridge is very limited between z10 and Playbook 2.1 - Will we get full bridge experience in an update soon?" and they said "BlackBerry 10 is for our next generation smartphones and for the PlayBook. An update will become available to OS10 at a later date. ^SB" I then asked a few more questions to clarify what I meant, no answer yet. I went to BlackBerry world and took a screen shot as I was going to share it with them to show that it says everything still works in v3.9 with playbook 2.1, I went to the page again and the description has been updated to describe the reduced functionality.
- CrackBerry User
02-01-13, 07:01 AM #20
- 32 Posts
So the next logical question in my mind is how bb10 from a playbook to os7 (9900) will work. Does anyone else feel like they just forgot about playbook/phone and how various os's will work together?
Like what we're they thinking when they were practically giving playbooks away? If not for profit then market share and bb10 adoption no? Also, why break critical bridging functionality?
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-01-13, 07:49 AM #22
- 119 Posts
I loved the new look of the platform but I have a few concerns. First thing is, I am hearing a lot of "Apple" already does all of this. I do not know their system but found the folks who love their I phone just laugh and say to late to the race. Personally I am upset as I replaced my phone with Bold 9900 about 6 months ago and checked with Rim who assured me this would upgrade to the new operating system. Funny, they certainly let a few folks down. Now I have 2 years to wait before any upgrades.
Secondly, they are missing the boat. Get BB10 on Playbook and let everyone here be Advocates of how great the system is.
I am just a bit disappointed I guess but I do hope Blackberry survives.
- 02-01-13, 07:59 AM #23
Bridge from playbook to BB10
A complete experience is what we need. And the lack of it has me worried about Blackberry's ability to compete. I already starting to feel like the PB was a waste of $ ($400). Are they putting on a pony show to sell...
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- 02-01-13, 08:33 AM #25
I had asked that question about 2 weeks ago in this forum
can I run BB10 on my PB with using BB 7.1 on my phone, will the bridge work with all function than
If it does why do you want me to buy a $500 BB10 Z phone? I can use a $149 new BB 9315 phone and have the same functionality
one my need a converter
Again we will have to wait and see, the BB 10 Z phone may be out but there to many open question lingering
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