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Old 01-17-2008, 05:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I am interested in developing an application for the Blackberry. I was browsing the developer forums at the blackberry site to see if I could accomplish what I was trying to do. I also looked at the specifications for the newer blackberrys to see if they could support what I wanted to do and I came up with a few questions.

1. Do all/any blackberrys have a serial port that I can connect to and control an external device?
2. I am sure most of the blackberrys have bluetooth nowdays. I also have the option of using bluetooth to communicate with my external device. Would this be possible?
3. Can the blackberry act as a USB host controller or does it always function as a USB slave?

Thanks for the information.
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My guess is that the first and third questions are no. I think the answer to the second question is "probably most".

Can anyone confirm this that has recently been in the market for their blackberry? Does it have a serial port or only a mini-usb connection?
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1. No serial port
2. Bluetooth connection to peripherials is supported
3. I believe no
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