WoW !! I seriously underestimated Bridge 2.0
So I was excited for bridge, figured it’d be a cool feature, but something I wouldn’t use much. So after downloading a couple hours ago, I went straight to the 50”, plugged In the HDMI and watched some videos.
It worked great as expected. Well my son launches Monopoly, and WOW !!!! it was amazing. We’d played multiplayer a few times, but it was a pain huddling around the PB. NOW, on the 50” over HDMI with the bridge remote…
This is a real game changer. Can’t wait to spend some more time exploring Bridge, and what other surprises we will see in OS/2
So tell me, what amazing things have you done with the bridge remote ? I’m sure there are many more, but just spent the last 2 hours playing monopoly hehe…. What’s your favourite new feature/game with the remote ?
- CrackBerry Genius
02-20-2012, 11:49 PM #3
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I hope it's a game changer for ALL the naysayers...
I hope everyone is satisfied and happy with the bridge/update.“The true victory of Nichiren Buddhism is found in transforming misunderstanding into understanding, conflict into trust, and division into unity through the power of the Mystic Law.” ~ Daisaku Ikeda, SGI-USA President
- CrackBerry User
02-20-2012, 11:52 PM #4
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I was just doing the same thing, watching utube, played some games, checked email, and just all around showing off. It p^%$#d my daughter off, she has a android tablet and really didn't appreciate all my gloating. LOL I told her that tomorrow I'd be able to use a lot of android apps, her face started turning red.
My wife talked me into letting her play with it for a while, she's ready to get rid of her kindle fire now. Can't wait to take it to work with the new OS installed, I'm going to really feel like the man.Take care
I just see so much potential for this that I hadn't considered before. I mean it was great the bit of fun we had tonight with it, watching videos' pics, games etc..... But this is going to be a great tool at work in the the boardroom as well !! We've always been BB and BES in the office, but a couple iProducts have started trickling in.
I see me scheduling a meeting in the next couple days, and doing a presentation with the PB -> LCD and remoting from the BB...... everyone will be WTF ???? haha, now I just need to think up a reason to call a meeting
- 02-20-2012, 11:56 PM #7
LOL you are such a bully! Haha
I didn't get to play much with it...just some browsing and I love it so far. Can't wait to use it as a keyboard ..I wish I would be able to play ashpalt 6 with the trackpad!
Love the new bridge, and I'll love it even more after os2
- 02-20-2012, 11:56 PM #8
If you have read the latest CrackBerry post, you can use it to control pretty much any HID capable blue tooth enabled device including your PS3. I don't have one, so I cant say much on that front, but if you look at Lucas's post over at N4BB, you'll see other great things you can do with Bridge, I have been trying to install it for the last few hours and still no go. I guess I need to delete the old version and download the new one. But it does give you access to the ctr alt and windows keys if you have a PC, not sure if options change when paired to a Mac but I'm guessing you can do pretty much anything you can do with your regular keyboard, including Windows shortcuts.
Cant wait to try this with Splashtop...
Jkris, how did modern combat work out for you ? I haven't tried it yet.
- 02-21-2012, 12:03 AM #11
New bridge is indeed awesome. I just used the remote on my HTC Jetstream as well as the PlayBook and it worked like a charm.
I have always stood by BlackBerry as the ultimate PHONE. If you want to communicate, send emails, texts reliably, easily and FAST it's all about a BlackBerry. Now people with Android tabs have a reason to get a BB (although I prefer PB, as any die-hard BB fan should). Use your tablet for all the advantages that that Android gives you...and have the best mobile communication device in the world for true mobility.
Black Z10, White Z10, Black Q10. Z30 coming soon (hopefully).
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BlackBerry Bridge 2.0 functions (shortcuts)
With my daughters 9900, it worked totally seemlessly, so nice !!!! my older 9000, was a bit clunky, had some issues scrolling, but after reading about these shorcuts, should be OK now.
I had planned on waiting for a BB10 phone, but Hmmm I think this may have pushed me into getting a 9900 while I wait
*side note* would you believe I just retired a PC running OS/2 this year ?? It was running some intermec interface to our AS/400 Was still running pretty well, but reboots were getting a little to frequent.
Ash, I couldn't agree more. If 2.0 comes with DLNA as we are sussecting it will, I'll likely buy another PB for the home theatre, and just leave it docked. It's really going to be a nice setup.
- 02-21-2012, 12:25 AM #21I waited...It launched...Im still waiting...
- CrackBerry Addict
02-21-2012, 12:33 AM #22
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So any other suggestions on what I can show off over HDMI ? had to unplug mine, but can't wait to check it out again in the morning