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| | Re: Playbook internet
OK, you may not have recognized it, but you asked a whole bunch of questions here. I'll try to parse it out.
Is the playbook browser the "same" as a PC?
the "mythbuster" answer is no. PC web browsers have many more features
Does the playbook browser run flash?
Yes. many more websites work on Playbook than any other tablet.
Will it work with your course?
Don't know. Flash may be only one part. If they require other plug-ins like quicktime or real for video, then it might not work
BB Bridge is another story.
Bridge is for e-mail, tasks, notes and files on your phone. It's not really for internet. Having said that it depends if you are on a BES or not. Bridge generally does not give internet access, but if you are on a BES you could surf, but since you are a student, it seems you probably are not on a BES.
As for internet through your phone, your asking about tethering. Tethering costs extra the same as if you use the internet connection on any phone. The carriers have locked this down a lot more lately so you have to purchase additional data to tether to your phone. However, some carriers are working on a bit bucket type of plan where you buy a chunk of data and you use it any way you want, but don't look for it anytime soon.
Now lastly, many campus's have WiFi access and this would work with the playbook and if you have WiFi at home you wouldn't need access through your phone.