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Registered: ‎06-14-2011
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App World not available when bridged

I cannot open App World on my playbook when bridged to my torch. It says to ensure I'm connected to a wireless network. Can App world not be accessed through the phone's 3G connection? I also get network errors when I click on a link while bridged. Not sure if it's related, but the bridge Browser works fine with the same links cut/pasted in.

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Re: App World not available when bridged

[ Edited ]

app wolrd and apps dont work on Bridge or tether

 

Please see

Article ID: KB26774

 




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Re: App World not available when bridged

Thanks for the info. Good to know App World doesn't work for bridge. Not clear from the info provided by Blackberry.

 

When I try to tether the playbook says no phone not found and tells me to check Bluetooth and device are on and in range. They are (and work for bridge), but Bluetooth setup indicates no available services so won't let me connect.

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Re: App World not available when bridged

diable bridge connection and then setup tether on the playbook

 

Also make sure your dataplan from your carrier supports tether.

 




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Registered: ‎06-14-2011
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Re: App World not available when bridged

Tried the first already. Will check with Bell on #2. Didn't know the carrier needed to support. Thanks again.
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Re: App World not available when bridged

Your welcome and please report back with your findings.

 




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Registered: ‎05-07-2011
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Re: App World not available when bridged

Hi knotty

 

Quick question. I don't have tethering so I can't test this but, App world doesn't work while tethering correct, neither does video chat?

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Re: App World not available when bridged

[ Edited ]

Accessable via tether or bridge?

 

app world no
video chat no

 




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Posts: 1,391
Registered: ‎02-28-2009
My Device: Torch, Bold, Play Book, and Bluetooth HS-700
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Re: App World not available when bridged

For tethering, both the Phone and the Playbook must be mated properly to start with. There is a setup procedure for your particular carrier. In many cases, depending on the carrier, you have to be assigned a login in account. With most providers your service plan for the phone must support tethering.

 

Make sure you are very clear with a tethering plan, because if you can tether without an agreed plan you can get hit with a huge data bill. Some of the phone companies will charge as much as $0.015 per MB or more. This will add up very fast!

 

The Playbook will work with both the bridge and tethering mode together. I use it like this most of the time.  I found the bridge browsing to be much too slow and restrictive.I use the bridge mode only for email and the general phone applications offered, except for the browser.

 

As for the App World, it will only work in WiFi. I enquired about this, and that is what was confirmed to me.

 

The tablet program downloads are very large. I read a comment that this is why the Playbook was set up to only download and update in the WiFi mode. I don't have that comment as official.

 

 

Jerry G.

 

 

Jerry G.
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Registered: ‎05-23-2011
My Device: playbook
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Re: App World not available when bridged

I can't seem to get a response from RIM about which blackberry phones have tethering capabilities.  Can you tell me or send me some where that has a list of the models that tether.  Thanks