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| | Bluetooth + 8130 + laptop = Now what?
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Ok, so I bit on one of those "slickdeals" a few weeks ago on a bluetooth usb dongle for my laptop (which did not have it built in). It was like $2 shipped and I figured the thing wouldn't even work. Well I got it yesterday, and what do you know, Vista recognized it, loaded the drivers and it was up and running in 10 seconds. (Go Vista! Right?) Since I didn't even think that far ahead, now I had to figure out what I was going to use this for. The only thing I could come up with is my pearl also had Bluetooth. I tried to pair them. Whadayaknow, it worked! Actually they recognized each other no problem, but computer wants drivers from the pearl. I assume they are on the cd that came with my pearl, and that is at my office at work, so I have to wait till Monday.
So now I'm sitting here, wondering what I can actually do with my new found technology. I thought about asking on a laptop or Vista forum, but since I am a lurker here, and you guys are always so knowledgeable and helpful, I thought I would try here first.
What can I do with this? Get my pics from my phone to my laptop? Back up phone #'s? Can I tether it via bluetooth for internet access when away from home? If not through my Alltel (Verizon) service, how about through a dialup service? Anything else?
Sorry, maybe these are dumb questions! But thanks in advance for all the help!