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Native PlayBook OS 2.0 Email, Contacts, & Calendar Work Over BlackBerry Bridge Internet Connection

Bridge Apps

One of the things that I was very curious about when it came to native Email, Contacts, & Calendar on the PlayBook is if those apps would work over Bridge. I am happy to report that all three of them are working just fine over bridge and are just marginally slower than Wi-Fi which is impressive. I am not sure how much data they are eating up on my limited data plan but I am loving it so far.

When RIM gave us a demo of PlayBook OS 2.0 I could not get a straight answer from them on if these native apps would work over bridge so you don’t need another data plan. I am so happy to report that it looks like you will not need an extra data plan or tethering plan!

Let us know what you find!

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  1. Not to nitpick because I love OS 2.0 and Bridge 2.0… but I’m curious why RIM created a static calendar icon (i.e. it just displays the date as the 31st) instead of developing the date changing icon (similar to the BB6/7 calendar icon)?

  2. Agree these are working well now. But I also have an android tablet and use the 7.1 wifi hotspot all the time for that, which also works well (although i’m sure its WAY less data efficient than the RIM bridge).

  3. A shame that they didn’t consider encrypting the PIM data.

  4. Looks like imap is currently not supported because it’s not letting me setup my Yahoo mail. Any word on this BerryReview?

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