I'm a newbie to owning a blackberry, but have used similar devices in the past. Anyways, I have a blackberry 8700c that I purchased less than a month ago from cingular. Last week I enabled the bluetooth to use with the redirector software on the laptop instead of the usb. Everything was working great. The weird behavior is that I started receiving e-mails on my blackberry when I was miles away from my PC. The PC is a dell 610 and is brand new as well. In order to get the bluetooth to work originally, I uninstalled the toshiba driver and am allowing microsoft to manage the bluetooth hardware. (per the advice on one of these forums.)
Everybody that I have told this to has said that it is not technically possible for this to work. And then I show them the messages and the redirector showing when the last message was sent.
Although I'm a certified expert in the field of networking, My understanding of bluetooth is very limited. I was under the impression that bluetooth only had a range of 32-100ft. This pretty much defies most of what I know about RF and line of sight, distance, etc.
Has anyone else seen a bluetooth phenomenon like this? Or could possibly provide some type of remote explanation.
I don't have the additional Data service. I don't get the e-mails if the laptop is turned off or the redirector software is not running on the laptop or bluetooth is turned off. All I'm running is the redirector software that talks to my outlook client. I know how ridiculous my claim sounds, that is why I'm posting here, because I have no idea what is going on.
Is it possible that your blackberry's bluetooth is somehow tunneling via internet to you laptop redirector through any available bluetooth connection it may happen to locate? Doesn't sound plausible to me, but it's a stab.
hmmm, just found out that I'm stupid. Disabled the bluetooth and I'm getting the messages still. I didn't activate any data services that I can remember or didn't ask for any to be activated. It is working with my redirector though. Does the redirector send the messages to a server on the web and then to your cell phone?
Laptop is six miles away, connected to internet with the desktop redirector software running on it. Now I can only assume that when I have the redirector software running and the pc is connected to the internet and corporate e-mail, I will continue to get the messages. This is making more sense now. I've gotta wonder what the cost is for the e-mail messages going to and from my blackberry over the cellular network. I'm on a company plan so I better find out. Thanks for the help.
Here is the link to how this really works. I guess I never read anything in the software that explained this. I have cingular so I can see how this would work. At least I know that I'm not going crazy.