Today's the big day: months after the BlackBerry PlayBook was originally unveiled, RIM's first entry into the tablet market is finally available to Joe Consumer. Unfortunately, if Mr. Consumer happens to be an AT&T user, he may have some trouble downloading and installing BlackBerry Bridge, which allows a user to access their email, calendar, and BBM on the PlayBook. For reasons unknown, anyone rocking an AT&T BlackBerry will be met with the message above when trying to download Bridge from the App World. The folks at CrackBerry think the issue here is that ATT doesn't like the fact that Bridge allows the user to tether their phone's Internet connection to the PlayBook free of charge. Luckily, a workaround has been discovered. If you picked up a PlayBook and want to Bridge it with your ATT 'Berry, check out the download links right here.
It's kind of surprising that AT&T BlackBerry owners aren't able to install Bridge on their devices, especially since, without Bridge, there's no email or calendar support on the PlayBook. I'm sure that not every PlayBook owner on ATT knows about the workaround, so here's to hoping that RIM and Ma Bell gets the situation ironed out soon. If you picked up a PlayBook today, regardless of which carrier your 'Berry is on, be sure to share your thoughts on the tablet with us!
UPDATE: AT&T has chimed in on the situation, explaining that they're still testing the app "to ensure it delivers a quality experience for [their] customers." The carrier didn't give an idea of when we can expect Bridge to arrive for ATT subscribers.