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BlackBerry PlayBook on sale, with one big issue

The BlackBerry PlayBook (Associated Press)

But as of the launch today, the app that integrates the PlayBook and the BlackBerry is not working for AT&T users.

According to CNET, AT&T confirmed that it is not supporting BlackBerry Bridge, the app that pairs the tablet and the BlackBerry to give users access to their e-mail, calendars and contacts.

“We are working with RIM to offer the 'bridge' app to AT&T customers," AT&T spokesman Mark Siegel told CNET. "We've only just received the app and we're testing it now to make sure it will deliver a great experience to our customers.”

The report said that Siegel would not comment if AT&T was blocking the app because it allows PlayBook users to tether their tablets to their BlackBerry phones.

RIM did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Have you bought a PlayBook today? What are your first impressions?

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RIM's Balsillie Defends PlayBook Tablet Against Critics

BlackBerry PlayBook: The Review Roundup

RIM promotes PlayBook with a haiku contest

Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.



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