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trickyone 02-11-2013 09:20 AM

Bridging unavailable on Z10 ?
 
Forgive my total ignorance on the Z10, I don't have one, and probably won't until they appear in Factory Direct refurbished :)

I thought the bridging was a function of the playbook to the phone (works nice on my 9700) and that all that would be required on the phone would be the ability to use Bluetooth to connect.

Could you more knowledgeable Berry users enlighten me as to why it doesn't work on the Z10

hrbuckley 02-11-2013 06:34 PM

Re: Bridging unavailable on Z10 ?
 
The bridge also requires a software component on the phone side. If you look on your 9700 you should find a application called BlackBerry Bridge. I'm not sure how it is implemented on BB10 but it is supposed to be available.

trickyone 02-11-2013 06:38 PM

Re: Bridging unavailable on Z10 ?
 
Ahh yes, I see it now, I totally forgot about that duh I guess that's what happens when your waaaay past retirement age :razz::oops:

daphne 02-11-2013 07:53 PM

Re: Bridging unavailable on Z10 ?
 
At present the Bridge functions are limited with the BB10 phone. No email, no contacts or calendar. This is supposed to be added but I don't know the timeline. Probably when the PlayBook gets BB10 OS.

Introducing BlackBerry Bridge v3.0 for BlackBerry 10 «Inside BlackBerry - The Official BlackBerry Blog

jimfraser 02-25-2013 06:49 PM

Re: Bridging unavailable on Z10 ?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by daphne (Post 1799143)
At present the Bridge functions are limited with the BB10 phone. No email, no contacts or calendar. This is supposed to be added but I don't know the timeline. Probably when the PlayBook gets BB10 OS.

I thought that Blackberry 10 OS and the OS for the Playbook were both QNX based. Why all the trouble in getting them to work together? Very strange. Are we not being told the straight goods about OS 10 and the Playbook OS?

hrbuckley 02-26-2013 10:52 AM

Re: Bridging unavailable on Z10 ?
 
It doesn't really have to do with the OS per se. Yes both BB10 and TabletOS 2 run over top of QNX. The way contacts, calendar and email are handled in each are significantly different. That doesn't mean they couldn't write a Bridge client for BB10. After all TabletOS 2 and BlackBerry OS <= 7 are completely different. But with the release of BB10, TabletOS is end of life since all PlayBooks will be able to upgrade to BB10 fairly soon. A bridge client to link a Z10 to a current PlayBook would have a useful life of 3 months or so.


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