Originally Posted by JSanders
lol, none of that. No garage doors, locked car doors, not a remote control for your TV.
Actually, you can use your BlackBerry as a remote -- what you need is to use one of those "WAP controllers" and use the BlackBerry browser.
Home automation software such as HomeSeer
and other packages, interfaced with electronics from Smarthome
, have been able to interface to WAP servers (WAP Server Plug-In for HomeSeer). So for example clicking on a hyperlink in a personal WAP server, turns on one light, or changes the TV channel on your TiVo, or turns on the sprinkler.
So, yes, this would work on BlackBerry. Not the way you were thinking, but most of what you said is definitely possible through BlackBerry Browser -- garages, remote, etc...
It does not have builtin infrared, so the signalling chain is something like BlackBerry -> WAP Page -> Server -> USB Infrared Transmitter -> TV