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Old 03-09-2009, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I know BlackBerry OS does not support Bluetooth HID.
However, apparently it has been done at the software level before.

Is there anyone in the form able to use Bluetooth HID, such as implementing a software based HID layer that communicates at the next lower level to the Bluetooth device?

There is some precedent that it can be done:
ThinkOutside succeeded in writing a Bluetooth HID driver for OS 4.2 based BlackBerry devices (ThinkOutside Ultra Slim Bluetooth keyboard running on BlackBerry 8100's, as well as Curve 8300, 8310). Yes, I have already contacted iGo, who took over Thinkoutside's remains when Thinkoutside went defunct. Apparently, Thinkoutside took the source code of the world's only successfully functioning Bluetooth HID keyboard driver with them -- and none exist in the world anymore. It was not Bold or Storm compatible, due to a simple bug in the source code (Exception thrown - layout called within layout).

If anyone knows about Bluetooth programming, please contact me privately, or by email via my website at www.marky.com/resume.
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