09-10-2008, 09:44 AM
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Tallahassee, FL
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Yes, you can transfer files (pictures, videos, music, ringtones, etc.) back and forth between your laptop and Curve via BT.
Yes, you can syn via BT.
You can also use BT to connect to your Curve to use it as a modem, to get Internet access. Basically (since you're on Verizon), pair your Curve to your laptop via BT, in the BB Device Manager, go into Connection options and check the box to enable BT. Then, in Windows create a new Dial-up Networking Connection. Use the COM port that is provided by Bluetooth. Set it to dial "#777" (without the quotes). Turn off Hardware Flow Control. Once you set that up, you can put a shortcut to the Dial-up connection and your desktop and simply double-click it whenever you want to get on the Internet. This is call "tethering".
Be aware that tethering via BT eats up your battery. I don't use BT for a tethered connection for more than 15 - 30 minutes at a time unless I know I'll be able to charge my phone soon after. I would *guess* that BT tethering could completely eat a full battery charge on my Pearl in about 2 hours.
Verizon 8130 (on the bench, now
Verizon 9530 (replaced by VZW 4 times, then with a 9550)