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Old 12-18-2006, 05:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Blackberry 8700 Bluetooth Internet Sharing With Mac OS X

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Is it still not possible to internet share with the newest Blackberry from Cingular, the Blackberry 8700? I know that you can with parallels, but blah who wants to use windows when you've got a mac as your main OS. Some one told me that there is a way but I can only do it through the USB cord with the "tethering" option. What is that and how do I do that? I have a Mac Book Pro by the way.
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Old 12-18-2006, 06:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you trying to share, sync or tether? All different from one another. If you want to tether then yes you require Windows, most likely BootCamp on MBP as Parallels uses virtual USB ports and could be hit and miss. See the Using BlackBerry As Modem - BlackBerryFAQ at the top of the page about how to do so.
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Old 12-19-2006, 02:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I got the internet from my Blackberry 8700 onto Parallels. But now how can I use it with the mac via bluetooth (or USB). Is there really still no way to use the Blackberry 8700 internet on the Mac? Or even bluetooth it on Parallels/with Windows?
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yes there is now, its called pulse-Brain Murmurs, Inc., Products
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There's a few problems with that company. For one, doesn't it say I have to have an internet connection while running the internet from my phone? (The proxy stuff). That doesn't make any sense. The whole point of this is so I (and others) can use my/their phone's internet wherever they go nationwide. Also, when connected to XP it's free, and when it's wireless with mac os x it's $50 and if you don't have a "proxy" you can order one as a subscription from the company. I don't want to pay for something I already have. I guess unless there's more to it than this I'll just stick with staying connected through USB for free with Parallels/XP. Let me know what you think though, I could be wrong.
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Originally Posted by TexasDudeUSA
There's a few problems with that company. For one, doesn't it say I have to have an internet connection while running the internet from my phone? (The proxy stuff). That doesn't make any sense. The whole point of this is so I (and others) can use my/their phone's internet wherever they go nationwide. Also, when connected to XP it's free, and when it's wireless with mac os x it's $50 and if you don't have a "proxy" you can order one as a subscription from the company. I don't want to pay for something I already have. I guess unless there's more to it than this I'll just stick with staying connected through USB for free with Parallels/XP. Let me know what you think though, I could be wrong.
Did you find a way to tether your mac yet without spending crazy amounts of money?
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Originally Posted by RydeWitM3
yes there is now, its called pulse-Brain Murmurs, Inc., Products
i wouldn't recommend that product to anyone. it simply sucks. $50 for the program (not to mention daniel pasco claimed the bounty $ that was set up to create a mac solution) and you can't connect your computer to the internet without the use of a proxy. <-- lame. much better to simply use bootcamp or parallels until someone creates a REAL solution for the mac. unfortunately that doesn't exist right now..
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