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Old 10-17-2005, 12:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This should be built into a FAQ of what keyboards work and what doesn't, given:
* Minimum operating system requirements
* Minimum bluetooth requirements (Blackberry and peripheral)

Has anyone tried more popular and generic keyboards with the Blackberry and had any success? I'm trying a Microsoft bluetooth keyboard ("Wireless Optical Desktop for Bluetooth") and although i can successfully pair with the device, it's not attached to any services, therefore i'm not actually using it. What tells the Blackberry the services that can be used?

There are third party keyboards for the Blackberry that appear to work in other threads, what about other major brand keyboards?

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Old 10-17-2005, 02:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The Bluetooth keyboards that are working with the BlackBerry use SPP profile (serial over bluetooth) the MS keyboard and others use HID profile (Human Interface Device). The SPP method is currently the only one supported by RIM for this type of application.

If RIM were to open up an HID profile then choices choices choices... until then its

http://store.bizshopr.com/frebtkey.html
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SO i can only assume all currently working BB keyboards use some form of Driver on the blackberry?
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This sucks! I wish i could use a my regular b/t keyboard. That would eliminate having to turn on my pc for long emails
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