BlackBerry PlayBook users on AT&T will finally be able to use the BlackBerry Bridge app, two months after the tablet went on sale.
Previously, AT&T customers were the only ones who weren’t able to download the Bridge application, which tethers the PlayBook to their BlackBerrys. This is the only way PlayBook owners could get secure access to BlackBerry e-mail as well as calendar, tasks, contacts, and BBM messages.
With the Bridge software, all of that information is safely confined on the phone and won’t leave a trace on the tablet.
RIM said in its last earnings call that it had shipped 500,000 PlayBooks. The company also said that it would have 4G versions of the tablet this fall.