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Old 07-09-2008, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Are there any plans to have a tv remote built into the blackberry.. that would be soo cool
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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not likely, the RF is very specific on the device, and with no IR port it wouldnt work that way either.
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I had this on my Windows Mobile device for about a week. It was fun but thats about it. The range of IR on a phone is also very short.
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Old 07-09-2008, 02:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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There is a video of it in action from the CrackBerry.com website...

CrackBerry @ WES: Unify4Life BlackBerry Remote Control | CrackBerry.com

Darn cool!

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Old 07-09-2008, 09:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Nice. It will be available in stores in October. Not exactly what I was thinking but it works. universal remotes hardly need any hardware... i dont see why this hasn't been built in yet
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Wow, that's awesome. Here's a n00b question but are all blackberries equipped with rf or is there an add-on that you'll need to buy? It didn't look like that bb in the video had anything but the software...
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I believe it is connecting through it through a built in access point and doing it all over IP. Which is why your would need that box
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Comments from a rep after the Crackberry article say it connects to the IR box via bluetooth.
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Would be cool to have this. I have it on my palm. It's fun to go to a bar and start turning off the TVs.
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Anyone else ever have one of those tv remote watches... I loved being a pest in elm and jr high with those...good times
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