RIM is having some fun with AT&T over the BlackBerry Bridge feature on the BlackBerry PlayBook. AT&T is the only holdout carrier for BlackBerry Bridge and RIM blocks AT&T customers from downloading the Bridge app in App World. While others have already extracted the app and made it available to AT&T customers there are many who don’t trust other sources including enterprise customers. Turns out RIM feels their pain and made the BlackBerry Bridge desktop installation files available directly from RIM. You will need desktop manager on your computer to install this app using RIM’s download but it works like a charm.
The interesting part is that RIM says:
AT&T BlackBerry users should contact AT&T for information regarding pricing for the BlackBerry Bridge feature.
I really hope RIM does not give AT&T a way to charge for the Bridge feature. Once they let that dam break all hell will break loose. You can pick up the install files at the bottom of the page at this link. Now if only RIM would simply let all customers download the Bridge application from App World.