About BlackBerry Bridge

If you're running BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 or later on your BlackBerry smartphone, you can connect your BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to your smartphone to access your smartphone's email, calendars, BlackBerry Messenger, files, and other data directly from your tablet. Once connected, you can also use your smartphone as a wireless remote control for your tablet.

Your tablet connects to your smartphone using Bluetooth technology. To connect, you need BlackBerry Bridge installed on your smartphone. You can download it from the BlackBerry App World storefront.

When your tablet and smartphone are connected, these icons appear in the BlackBerry Bridge folder on your tablet home screen:

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Communicate virtually instantly with your BlackBerry Messenger contacts. It's everything you love about chatting with BBM, on your tablet.

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See your existing conversations at a glance and start new ones by tapping a smartphone contact or by typing a phone number.

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Take advantage of the reading pane and larger screen on your tablet to work through your smartphone's inbox more quickly. Attach files from your tablet or smartphone, or save attachments to your smartphone for later use. Open the File Manager app on your tablet to access your saved files.

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Keep on top of your schedule with Day and Month views or a convenient split-screen view.

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Connect with the people in your network through the Contacts app. Quickly jump to a contact to send an email, schedule a meeting, or start a BBM chat.

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Have a growing to-do list? Use the Tasks app to help you stay focused on important actions.

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Instead of jotting notes on scraps of paper that can be easily misplaced, use memos to keep your information organized and easy to find.

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Bridge Browser

If your administrator allows corporate intranet browsing, you can browse your organization's intranet on your tablet.

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