RIM has released BlackBerry Bridge 2.0 in preparation for the launch of PlayBook OS 2.0. The Bridge 2.0 brings many new additions, including the Remote Control app. BlackBerry Bridge 2.0 and Remote Control have a few hidden features.

With the new Bridge 2.0 you can use your BlackBerry as an HID (Human Interface Device). This lets you pair any Bluetooth device, which support an HID profile.

Additionally, the Remote Control app lets you use some extra keys, these include:

  • Ctrl Key
  • Alt Key
  • Shift Key
  • Windows Key
  • CapsLock
  • ScrollLock
  • NumLock
  • PrintScreen
  • Tab
  • Arrow keys
  • Function Keys – F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6, etc.

You can also use the Remote Control feature for changing slides during a presentation

Check out the quick look video of how BlackBerry Remote Control works on a BlackBerry and the PlayBook.


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