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Old 06-05-2008, 12:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone,

When I'm at my laptop, I get notifications of e-mail, and then a few seconds later, I get to read it on the PC.

If I paired the PC and the BlackBerry, it would then know if I was within 10 metres of the PC. Is it possible (either with the BB OS or an add-on application) to change the profile based on whether or not a paired device is detected as being active?

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No, that's not possible.
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Can you elaborate? Can 3rd-party software for the device not talk to Bluetooth? Can it not set your profile? Can the Bluetooth stack not know if another device is close?

I didn't think it would be possible out of the box. I suspected that it could be made possible by someone with the time and inclination
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I'm not aware of any Bluetooth Profile for proximity, and even if there was, I'm not aware of any method changing a profile based on Bluetooth.
You'd need to ask a BlackBerry developer for any juicy details, as I am not one.
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As an aside, this should be possible the other way around, with something like BlueProximity (Linux) or BtProx (Windows) locking/unlocking your PC when your phone is away.
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