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movalys_matt 08-25-2004 04:16 AM

barcode reader
Does anyone know if there is a bar code reader available for blackberry handhelds?
thanx a lot

JE$U$ 08-25-2004 09:23 AM

I was looking for one about 6 months ago and couldn't find one....

finch 08-25-2004 09:39 AM

Think you may be out of luck on this one... I've never seen one myself either, had a client looking a while back as well.

ScOObydoo 08-25-2004 06:52 PM

Considering the device is so closed when it comes to hardware I seriously doubt such a solution exists, weird that RIM has never looked into this..

Tom 08-25-2004 11:55 PM

There is a lot of weird things that RIM has done/not done. I bet someone could write a book about this. :P

At least they got the basics right.

AndrewMoore 08-28-2004 03:27 AM

barcode reader
I have seen a barcode reader connected to a 5820 (and working), using the Serial connector. the 7230 uses passive USB (or a phrase very similar to that) so cannot "manage" peripheral devices.

If this is still a live issue let me know and I can ask one of our developers what they used / are using.

Other devices we have been wanting (and having less success with) include;

signature capture
credit card reader

All can be obtained but at some significant cost.

JOHNGAETANO 08-28-2004 06:49 AM

I noticed this on the internet the other day.

Looks like your in luck.


scott 08-29-2004 01:35 PM

I havent found a Reader yet for Blackberry, but NEXTEL Offers all those feaures in other handsets so would it be the end of the world having a Blackberry 7510 for Email and Phone use, and a Motrola Handest for Credit Card Swiping with printer, Bar Code reader and GPS......... Call a Nextel Sales Person or an AR and they can get you hooked up.

MrCynical 08-29-2004 10:01 PM

There's a company I've seen that has a cradle that you mount the Blackberry in that allows it to swipe credit cards, and print receipts out on the fly already. (the name escapes me, but I'll find it again) I don't see why they wouldn't have barcode capacity already!

movalys_matt 08-30-2004 02:28 AM

thanks MrCynical
if you could find the name of that company, it would be sooooooooooooo great :)

MrCynical 08-30-2004 08:04 AM

You bet! I'll be sending off some e-mail today to try and find it again!

movalys_matt 08-30-2004 08:06 AM

thank you so much

MrCynical 08-30-2004 06:37 PM


Originally Posted by movalys_matt
thank you so much

I'm still waiting on a response, but it pays to use google!

This seems pretty darn functional, but it's not the company I was originally thinking of. I'm still waiting for an e-mail response :)

movalys_matt 08-31-2004 02:32 AM

thanks a lot, but i think we were already aware of that company
But guess what... Our loveable customers don't want these old blackberries :'(

Tom 08-31-2004 03:29 PM


Originally Posted by movalys_matt
thanks a lot, but i think we were already aware of that company
But guess what... Our loveable customers don't want these old blackberries :'(

That barcode scanner is pretty mint, and I guarantee it will work with the brand new 5790 Blackberry, I wonder if this would work with the 7750.. as it has a similar port on the bottom of the BB.

MrCynical 08-31-2004 07:08 PM

If you do find something better, please post! I think that a blackberry that can scan barcodes, credit cards, and print receipts along with GPS? Puh-leeze. I could sell CONTAINERS.

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