Now this is a first from what I have seen in terms of documentation for Bridge. RIM has always been a bit cagey about what works over Bridge and what does not since it launched BlackBerry Internet Browsing Service (BIBS) over BlackBerry Bridge with OS 1.0.7. Now with OS 2.0 they have released a really nice chart that details what PlayBook native apps require a Wi-Fi connection and which can fully or partially work over Bridge and BIBS.
|Wi-Fi connection is required|
|Video Chat||Wi-Fi connection is required|
|Music Store||Able to browse catalog. Unable to download or play a sample song.|
|Kobo Books||Wi-Fi connection is required|
|NFB||Able to browse the catalog. Unable to play video.|
|Bing Maps||Unable to find location when indoors.|
|Camera||Unable to find location when indoors.|
|General Third Party Applications||
May vary depending if application is specifically requires Wi-Fi.
ActiveSync acounts are fully supported. IMAP/POP accounts requires Wi-Fi
That last one is the most interesting to me. I cannot understand why ActiveSync would work just fine over Bridge and not IMAP/POP… Maybe that is why my Gmail and Google Apps accounts are working since they can leverage ActiveSync. Any ideas?