Using BlackBerry PlayBook Bridge - dummies

Using BlackBerry PlayBook Bridge

By Corey Sandler

Part of BlackBerry PlayBook For Dummies Cheat Sheet

BlackBerry Bridge allows Internet tethering between the PlayBook and current BlackBerry smartphones (and some third-party smartphones) with Bluetooth communication. Plus, BlackBerry Bridge adds more apps: e-mail, calendar, contacts, Messenger, and more.

  1. Go to BlackBerry App World on your BlackBerry smartphone.

  2. Search for BlackBerry Bridge.

  3. Download BlackBerry Bridge to your phone.

  4. Go the home screen and click the Manage Connections icon.

    The icon looks like a small radio antenna.

  5. Click in the Bluetooth check box.

  6. Make sure your BlackBerry is set to be discoverable by other devices.

  7. Turn on Bluetooth connectivity on the BlackBerry PlayBook.

  8. Make Bluetooth discoverable.

  9. Go to the BlackBerry PlayBook and click the gear icon.

  10. Tap BlackBerry Bridge.

  11. Follow the instructions to pair your tablet to your phone.

  12. Acknowledge a message that asks you to permit the other device to open the Bridge.