1. Bakamushi's Avatar
    Hello RIM,

    my old Mom has difficulties typing messages on the small 3.7 screen of her present Nokia 700 smartphone.

    I already gave her my playbook, if you add SMS capabilities to Bridge I buy a Blackberry smartphone right away.

    RIM, you work in the phones industry right ? Don't tell me you forgot, you have been advertising Bridge as the one uneatable advantage since the beginning and you didn't add SMS ?

    I repeat : I BUY one of your phones TODAY if you can provide bridge sms.
    08-16-12 06:44 AM
  2. lunaticwithin's Avatar
    Bridge via SMS should be coming with the OS2.1 update rumored to be released soon
    08-16-12 07:47 AM
  3. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    08-16-12 07:51 AM
  4. kb5zht's Avatar
    Yea just like bbw said, there is already an sms bridge app that works using a tricky stunt with email. Its awkward but it works.

    It is holding me over until a real, clean sms bridge is available.
    08-16-12 08:18 AM
  5. Bakamushi's Avatar
    Its awkward but it works.
    Yep, or it works but it's awkward...

    08-16-12 09:43 AM
  6. koboss's Avatar
    Can u tell me the app to get sms on playbook please thx
    08-16-12 11:26 AM
  7. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    Can u tell me the app to get sms on playbook please thx
    Post #3
    08-16-12 11:46 AM
  8. hubermania's Avatar
    Bridge via SMS should be coming with the OS2.1 update rumored to be released soon
    There is no Bridge SMS in the 2.1.0.560 Beta OS that I'm running.
    Then again, my phone is only running BlackBerry Bridge 1.0.7.5...
    08-16-12 02:19 PM
  9. Bakamushi's Avatar
    Nokia have a cool option in their PC suite, you can manage directly your messages from your desktop or laptop. Great if you can't type easily or if your phone screen is very small.

    However RIM seem to be the only ones to propose bridge between phone and tablet, and... no SMS.

    So, it's RIM with their history of excellence in phone messaging, their competitive advantage with bridge, and... no SMS.

    no SMS no SMS no SMS no SMS
    Last edited by Bakamushi; 08-16-12 at 05:23 PM.
    08-16-12 05:20 PM
  10. ridesno159's Avatar
    But you CAN send a SMS from the PlayBook, this has already been discussed here. It's a little strange, but it DOES work. So your complaints are invalid...

    And as was also said, it's coming in native form once 2.1 gets here. There's no need for the beta OS to have it because that OS is only supposed to be for developers and testing their own apps.
    08-16-12 07:13 PM
  11. Bakamushi's Avatar
    Yeah yeah, it's invalid, it's always invalid here.

    I want simple SMS and I have to explain an elderly person that for obscure reasons she will also receive them as duplicate emails, which she should not really consider like emails, etc... SIGH !!! ....

    I tell you what : this convoluted email-SMS solution just aspires liquid by the mouth. It's convoluted and ugly. It's not even for geeks, it's just ugly.

    And yeah SMS function is coming, but we're not really sure, and we don't know really if, and the supplier is not telling really if or when even for a simple thing as SMS, and anyway it does not have to be in the beta before release, it's perfectly normal to not include new functions in a beta, so nobody can test them because that's not the purpose of a beta.

    Are you guys conscious that you're trying to defend RIM, a phone messaging specialist that has not added phone messaging to its tablet although its tethering with phones is the last remaining advantage and sales are floundering ?

    It's like videos : the tablet refuses to play many of them but it's alright you have to explain all your family that it's alright, no other tablet does that but you have to prepare hours before and do the right encoding, etc. And RIM IS RIGHT !!!

    It's like podcasts : with all other tablets you can download podcasts from all over the world into Europe but for this tablets there "legal restrictions to podcasts", and RIM IS RIGHT !!!

    And always Wait, Wait, Wait...

    [YT]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpGZVeNbXmQ[/YT]
    08-17-12 03:01 AM
  12. lunaticwithin's Avatar
    The Beta of OS2.1 is for developers to be able to test their apps - it is not for the general population to use.

    I don't believe any tablet on the market - even from other phone companies like HTC, Samsung, Apple - have the ability to SMS from the tablet. Apple offer iMessaging but this is closed to only Apple devices.
    BigBadWulf likes this.
    08-17-12 03:49 AM
  13. BigBadWulf's Avatar
    The Beta of OS2.1 is for developers to be able to test their apps - it is not for the general population to use.

    I don't believe any tablet on the market - even from other phone companies like HTC, Samsung, Apple - have the ability to SMS from the tablet. Apple offer iMessaging but this is closed to only Apple devices.
    OP - You can scream all you want that RIM is short-changing you, but there's no bridge at all with any other option, let alone SMS. You aren't looking at all the reasons to get your mother a BlackBerry, you are looking at the one reason why you wouldn't.

    There's plenty of things to criticize RIM for, but this is over the top.
    08-17-12 06:17 AM
  14. hpjrt's Avatar
    SMS Bridge isn't nearly as awkward as it was at first. Now if you are exchanging texts with a given contact, there is only one email created regardless of how many text messages you exchange with that particular contact. This is a marked improvement over the initial version of the app.

    I've used SMS Bridge for a long time and until there is a native way to exchange texts, I'll continue to use it. It's not difficult or confusing to use.
    08-17-12 06:46 AM
  15. kb5zht's Avatar
    . There's no need for the beta OS to have it because that OS is only supposed to be for developers and testing their own app.
    that's not an option anyway because the sms texting part of the beta doesn't work due to a lack of a new bridge.

    I wouldn't say the post is invalid, as there really isn't a "real" sms bridge feature, the app available works but is kinda rough. It fills your contact list with phantom addresses, your email inbox gets full of all your incoming and outgoing texts you must manually clean (there needs to be an in-app solution for that) AND sometimes you get these weird messages from pseudo addresses when your berry gets a text from sources you haven't added to your email's addresss book. Even when you DO have the entree in your email address book you sometimes get an email in your inbox from a weird address.

    I still use it but kinda grit my teeth using it at times when I realize that, since the Playbook is a blackberry and suppose to be "an extension of the blackberry experience", sms texting should have been a feature available right at launch.
    Bakamushi likes this.
    08-17-12 08:23 AM
  16. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Yeah yeah, it's invalid, it's always invalid here.

    I want simple SMS and I have to explain an elderly person that for obscure reasons she will also receive them as duplicate emails, which she should not really consider like emails, etc... SIGH !!! ....

    I tell you what : this convoluted email-SMS solution just aspires liquid by the mouth. It's convoluted and ugly. It's not even for geeks, it's just ugly.

    And yeah SMS function is coming, but we're not really sure, and we don't know really if, and the supplier is not telling really if or when even for a simple thing as SMS, and anyway it does not have to be in the beta before release, it's perfectly normal to not include new functions in a beta, so nobody can test them because that's not the purpose of a beta.

    Are you guys conscious that you're trying to defend RIM, a phone messaging specialist that has not added phone messaging to its tablet although its tethering with phones is the last remaining advantage and sales are floundering ?

    It's like videos : the tablet refuses to play many of them but it's alright you have to explain all your family that it's alright, no other tablet does that but you have to prepare hours before and do the right encoding, etc. And RIM IS RIGHT !!!

    It's like podcasts : with all other tablets you can download podcasts from all over the world into Europe but for this tablets there "legal restrictions to podcasts", and RIM IS RIGHT !!!

    And always Wait, Wait, Wait...

    It appears you were unaware of the PB's features. Research prior to purchase would have let you know what was available.

    I would suggest that you get your mom a BB 9900. Blissful keyboard for her. My mom loves hers. Bridge to the PB and it's Nirvana.

    It's been suggested above. But it seems you prefer your approach....
    Last edited by Qbnkelt; 08-19-12 at 09:29 AM.
    08-19-12 08:51 AM
  17. goku_vegeta's Avatar
    Both 2.1 Beta releases feature Bridge SMS within the actual OS. In other words the Bridge environment for SMS Bridge is already on the 2.1 Beta. All we need is the BlackBerry Bridge update for our smartphones to make use of this feature.
    08-19-12 09:28 AM
  18. kb5zht's Avatar
    Can u tell me the app to get sms on playbook please thx
    Just search the playbook appworld for "sms bridge" and i think you will find it.
    08-19-12 03:14 PM
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