Presumably I'd need to buy some kind of Bluetooth transmitter for a computer of mine. (As I said in the original post, they are too large to email.)
If I instead bought a micro-sd reader, could I get full access to the files?
Your response suggests by omission that RIM somehow deliberately blocks access to the files through the USB cable. Is that true? Should stop looking for what seems like the logical solution--using the high-speed data connection that I already have?