Wow it has been some time since I posted this thread.
I now have a Windows 7 HP netbook 5103. It has a Broadcom 2070 Bluetooth radio.
I installed blackberry desktop software version 6 and connected my torch using USB cable. Then I paired my Torch with Windows 7, and when i enabled bluetooth check box in Blackberry Deskop Software it worked right away.
Note. You can USB tether your Blackberry to use as a modem no problem (if carrier allows) .You can't use Blackberry Desktop software with bluetooth to tether, but you can set up the bluetooth modem manually using information from blackberryfaqs.com.
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