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I have been playing around with the BlueTooth part of my Blackberry and am wondering what these two messages mean and what the difference between them is.

I get these messages when I search for a device, find one, and then click on it.

"Enter numeric passkey for [name of phone]" or "Enter alphanumeric passkey for [name of phone]"

and:

"Pairing attempt from [name of phone]. Does this number match [e.g. 123 4567]?"

I am wondering why there are two types of message and what each of them refers to.

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Default Re: Bluetooth messages - what do they mean?

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"Enter numeric passkey for [name of phone]" or "Enter alphanumeric passkey for [name of phone]"
This is you trying to pair your phone with someone else's phone.

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"Pairing attempt from [name of phone]. Does this number match [e.g. 123 4567]?"
This is someone else's phone trying to pair with your phone.
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Default Re: Bluetooth messages - what do they mean?

Bet the OP is a student doing a search in class.
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