Originally Posted by MozMan68
You know...this was something I asked about last month and was told it wasn't possible (by Jibi??).
After I thought about it for a while, I decided that it wouldn't be worth connecting my 7100g to my tablet pc via Bluetooth....what's the benefit?? You use up your battery instead of getting a charge from USB....especially if you are travelling (which is when I more likely need a charge).
The only benefit I can see is if you do not have any free USB ports left and you are okay plugging into the wall while bluetooth does the synch......hmmmmm...maybe I'll try that.
Here is one huge benefit to BT sync: You disable e-mail redirection without needing to not keep your phone with you at all times.
I, personally, have no need to get e-mails to my BB while I'm sitting at my desk. Cradling handheld all day isn't a good option, but having to remember to pick it up every time I walk away is a huge hassle, and I'd leave it half the time, potentially missing calls.
With BT sync, I just get up and go and I don't worry about my phone. I come back and it's cradled back up, no more e-mail redirection while i'm at my desk, can't beat it.
It does take it's tole on the batter, but with my standard 7100i battery, I can go 12 hours, using BT Sync for 9 of those, and be at 50% battery, with moderate phone and e-mail usage.
When I leave my desk for extended periods of time, I disable BT to save battery.
There are a few guys on the BT forum who use extended batteries in their phone, using BT all day (for headsets) and indicate they talk 2000-4000 minutes a month and have had no issues of running out of battery power.