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Is Bridge only for Blackberry smartphones?

Blackberry Bridge for 'communication between your playbook and Smartphone' is the blurb. Does that mean that I can sync with any smartphone? Or, does it mean I cannot sync between my android smartphone and my Blackberry playbook? Is Bridge incompatible with non Blackberry smartphones?

 

At present I use usb connection and just copy files across, remembering, sometimes, which I have used last, the Playbook copy of the file or Computer copy of the file. Is this what I am limited to?

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Re: Is Bridge only for Blackberry smartphones?

Bridge only works with Blackberry Smartphones

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Re: Is Bridge only for Blackberry smartphones?

Bummer. Two reasons I bought the PlayBook, and was assured by at least four salespeople that it would sync with my phone and that was compatible with Skype. And it isn't. 

 

I think this is a wonderful bit of kit. Especially at 129 pounds, and think it is better than most other tablets. I can work round those two deficiencies. 

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Re: Is Bridge only for Blackberry smartphones?

It depends on your definition of "sync" - bridge allows you to see your email, calendar, contacts, notes and tasks from your Blackberry Handset on the Playbook. 

 

The native PIM apps sync with my gmail account so that my playbook, blackberry and web all stay in sync. 

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Re: Is Bridge only for Blackberry smartphones?

Hello jamead1981

 

Thnak you for your reply. Unfortunately for me I have an android phone. I can sync via gmail but not direct to the computer. Ah well!

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