Today I found KB31899 regarding the missing Bridge Browser issue. The solution in this article specifies a reinstall of the BlackBerry Bridge software from App World. This means the Bridge software provided through App World has changed without a (recognizable) change in software version as the latest version is still listed as 18.104.22.168 for OS6 and 7 and 22.214.171.124 for OS7.1 devices. I suspect for a while the BlackBerry Bridge 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52 were offered with the _entitlement “feature” and now this “feature” has been silently removed.
It is actually quite a mess.