Yesterday I let you know that BlackBerry Bridge was updated to version 2.0 to go along with the PlayBook OS 2.0 update. After updating to Bridge 2.0 some of you non-BES users may have noticed that the Bridge Browser icon is nowhere to be found. Here’s why according to a knowledge base article from RIM:
After upgrading to BlackBerry® Bridge™ 2.0 on a BlackBerry® smartphone that is not associated with a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, the Bridge Browser icon is no longer present on the BlackBerry PlayBook.
This is by design as the native Browser provides the same functionality when bridged, therefore making the Bridge Browser redundant.
The Bridge Browser is present when connected to a BlackBerry smartphone associated with a BlackBerry Enterprise Server in order to allow browsing corporate intra-nets.
There you have it. So don’t worry, your service provider didn’t block Bridge browsing or anything like that. 😛