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Old 03-29-2006, 03:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a new 8700 (very nice BTW) with T-mobile UK. My PC is running XP Pro with SP2 so I have the right kit.

I bought a Bluesoleil Bluetooth dongle so I could do bluetooth synching - the dongle was advertised as "8700 compatible".

SO far, if I use the Bluesoleil software, I can pair the phone and the dongle. However the Blackberry desktop software does not give me a Bluetooth otion - it is greyed out.

Then I read on the Blackberry knowledge base that you must use Microsoft Bluettoth drivers, not third party. But when I try to install the dongle this way, I get "driver not found" errors.

Anyone got any advice?

Many thanks

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Old 04-01-2006, 03:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You must install a native bt device not a software based device (ie the one you are using). Take a look at Celink for native bt USB devices.
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Thanks for the tip, Niteqwill. It makes sense.

What is Celink? A google search produced mortgage advice, nursing information and other stuff. But nothing about Bluetooth.
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You can also try a Belkin USB Bluetooth Adapter.
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Thanks konTiki. Call me spontaneous but I just found a Belkin USB dongle on eBay and bought it! I will post confirmation that it works - or otherwise!
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Hi,
I have a Jabra BT200 headset -but for some I cannot pair it with my BB8700.
Any ideas?
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Default Belkin USB dongle - problems!

I promised to report back on this...

I bought a "Belkin Bluetooth USB adapter". If I install it using the accompanying CD, it seems to work OK - except of course, my Blackberry Desktop software refuses to "un-grey" the Use Bluetooth connection option.

If I try to install it without the CD (ie presumably using the native Windows driver) the hardware wizard can't find a suitable driver!

I am running XP Pro with SP2 pack installed.

So I now have TWO dongles (Bluesoleil as well) not working with my Blackberry 8700.

Does anyone have a suggestion? I thought BT was supposed to be easy!
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Default Belkin USB adapters don't ALL work

I spoke to Belkin Technical support today.

The adapter I have is the latest model (F8T012) and it does NOT work with the Windows stack according to them. Only the older models do.

Progress I suppose.
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Originally Posted by spierian
I have a new 8700 (very nice BTW) with T-mobile UK. My PC is running XP Pro with SP2 so I have the right kit.

I bought a Bluesoleil Bluetooth dongle so I could do bluetooth synching - the dongle was advertised as "8700 compatible".

SO far, if I use the Bluesoleil software, I can pair the phone and the dongle. However the Blackberry desktop software does not give me a Bluetooth otion - it is greyed out.

Then I read on the Blackberry knowledge base that you must use Microsoft Bluettoth drivers, not third party. But when I try to install the dongle this way, I get "driver not found" errors.

Anyone got any advice?

Many thanks

John
I found this site very helpful and solved my Bluesoleil problems as a result.
http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ght=bluesoleil
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