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BlackBerry Bridge now controls your PS3 or Xoom

The BlackBerry Bridge update brings remote control functions to your mobile

BlackBerry might have stumbled on rocky ground with the PlayBook but its latest Bridge update for mobiles promises more open hardware sharing treats.

The update uses Bluetooth HID to turn your BlackBerry smartie into a handy touchscreen remote – great if you’re doing a presentation on your Xoom or your PS3 controller is just out of reach. Apparently it works on a host of devices but we’ve yet to see that in action.

This fun BlackBerry Bridge update comes as the PlayBook OS 2.0 roll-out is imminent, suggesting that your mobile will have even more tablet control than before.

Ideal for those hardcore BlackBerry fans who would prefer to use their mobile’s hardware keyboard over everything else. Stay tuned for the latest on PlayBook OS 2.0 – and our MWC coverage.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

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