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Updated Bridge software turns your BlackBerry into a Bluetooth remote for PS3, PC, Android tablets, and more

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The new version of BlackBerry Bridge allows you to control various other Bluetooth devices, including Android tablets, Windows 7 PCs, and the PlayStation 3.

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Say what you want about RIM's recent travails — the company does have at least a few dedicated users who can't bear the thought of life away from their hardware keyboards. Well, with the updated version of BlackBerry Bridge coming alongside PlayBook OS 2.0 you'll be able to use your BlackBerry phones to control any number of devices, from the PlayStation 3 to the Motorola Xoom. It works over Bluetooth HID, and seems to be pretty easy to set up, with no app required on the other end. Of course, the main reason for BlackBerry Bridge to exist is to make the PlayBook and BlackBerry phone a more powerful pair, so we'll have to see if there's anything more in store when version 2.0 of the tablet OS launches any minute now.