BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-15-2004, 12:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
Tom
Admin & Founder
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, On, Canada
Model: 9800
OS: 3.1415926
PIN: UnDisclosed
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 5,264
Post Thanks: 5
Thanked 105 Times in 25 Posts
Default 7290? Bluetooth?

Please Login to Remove!

I hear the new 7290 is supposed to have Bluetooth Enabled,

Is that for the purpose of just handsets? or will the feature of a bluetooth modem show up as well?
Offline  
Old 08-15-2004, 02:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
CrackBerry Addict
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 690
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Normally PC side it's driver based. My assumption would be both handset and modem capabilities. It would be a bad play on RIM's part if they did not impliment the modem aspect into their software, as most non-smart phones can be used as a modem via bluetooth with the right sotware/drivers on their PC. I may have to look into that more and get my hands on one here at work to play with when it rolls out here in the states.

-Goth
Offline  
Old 08-15-2004, 04:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
Tom
Admin & Founder
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, On, Canada
Model: 9800
OS: 3.1415926
PIN: UnDisclosed
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 5,264
Post Thanks: 5
Thanked 105 Times in 25 Posts
Default

Yea, but thats where RIM has been fairly ignorant. They havent made anything for OS-X yet, and they havent introduced modem capabilities nor a public MDS like other cell phones have.

Will 4.0 change all this? I doubt os-x will be supported.. but the rumours say that the public mds thing will be solved.. maybe theyll solve the modem thing as well.
Offline  
Old 08-16-2004, 12:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Guess
Yea, but thats where RIM has been fairly ignorant. They havent made anything for OS-X yet, and they havent introduced modem capabilities nor a public MDS like other cell phones have.

Will 4.0 change all this? I doubt os-x will be supported.. but the rumours say that the public mds thing will be solved.. maybe theyll solve the modem thing as well.
Why would they create anything for OSX? Their market is corporate users. 1% or corporations use OSX...it's not worth the dev effort at this point.

Don't get me wrong, I love Apple, it just doesn't make proper business sense. :\
Offline  
Old 08-16-2004, 12:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
Tom
Admin & Founder
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, On, Canada
Model: 9800
OS: 3.1415926
PIN: UnDisclosed
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 5,264
Post Thanks: 5
Thanked 105 Times in 25 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by moog
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guess
Yea, but thats where RIM has been fairly ignorant. They havent made anything for OS-X yet, and they havent introduced modem capabilities nor a public MDS like other cell phones have.

Will 4.0 change all this? I doubt os-x will be supported.. but the rumours say that the public mds thing will be solved.. maybe theyll solve the modem thing as well.
Why would they create anything for OSX? Their market is corporate users. 1% or corporations use OSX...it's not worth the dev effort at this point.

Don't get me wrong, I love Apple, it just doesn't make proper business sense. :\
Sure, major corporations in regards to large networks use Windows, solely because of low cost and high networking ability, but many corporate users, such as myself and many other that have complained on this, and other forums that there is no support for Blackberrys when it comes to OS-X. There is apparently enough of a market for a third party company to come in and create one, I highly doubt a third party company would waste their time on something there is no demand for.
Offline  
Old 08-16-2004, 12:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Guess
Quote:
Originally Posted by moog
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guess
Yea, but thats where RIM has been fairly ignorant. They havent made anything for OS-X yet, and they havent introduced modem capabilities nor a public MDS like other cell phones have.

Will 4.0 change all this? I doubt os-x will be supported.. but the rumours say that the public mds thing will be solved.. maybe theyll solve the modem thing as well.
Why would they create anything for OSX? Their market is corporate users. 1% or corporations use OSX...it's not worth the dev effort at this point.

Don't get me wrong, I love Apple, it just doesn't make proper business sense. :\
Sure, major corporations in regards to large networks use Windows, solely because of low cost and high networking ability, but many corporate users, such as myself and many other that have complained on this, and other forums that there is no support for Blackberrys when it comes to OS-X. There is apparently enough of a market for a third party company to come in and create one, I highly doubt a third party company would waste their time on something there is no demand for.
Even better....let the open source community write an app for Unix. Then compile it for your OS (GNU/Linux, OSX, Solaris, etc...)

Offline  
Old 08-16-2004, 12:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
Tom
Admin & Founder
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Kitchener-Waterloo, On, Canada
Model: 9800
OS: 3.1415926
PIN: UnDisclosed
Carrier: Rogers
Posts: 5,264
Post Thanks: 5
Thanked 105 Times in 25 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by moog
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guess
Quote:
Originally Posted by moog
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guess
Yea, but thats where RIM has been fairly ignorant. They havent made anything for OS-X yet, and they havent introduced modem capabilities nor a public MDS like other cell phones have.

Will 4.0 change all this? I doubt os-x will be supported.. but the rumours say that the public mds thing will be solved.. maybe theyll solve the modem thing as well.
Why would they create anything for OSX? Their market is corporate users. 1% or corporations use OSX...it's not worth the dev effort at this point.

Don't get me wrong, I love Apple, it just doesn't make proper business sense. :\
Sure, major corporations in regards to large networks use Windows, solely because of low cost and high networking ability, but many corporate users, such as myself and many other that have complained on this, and other forums that there is no support for Blackberrys when it comes to OS-X. There is apparently enough of a market for a third party company to come in and create one, I highly doubt a third party company would waste their time on something there is no demand for.
Even better....let the open source community write an app for Unix. Then compile it for your OS (GNU/Linux, OSX, Solaris, etc...)

Check out this thread in regard to OS-X and Blackberrys:
http://www.blackberryclub.com/viewtopic.php?t=11
Offline  
Old 08-22-2004, 07:52 AM   #8 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 232
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Personally, I'd bet that it won't work as a modem and will just be for headsets for a number of reasons, they haven't supported bluetooth before so just adding headset support would mean less chance of bugs delaying things. Also, if they added modem support then you would only be using that with a laptop and thus if you were able to carry a laptop you'd be able to carry your usb cable as well. :D
Offline  
Old 08-27-2004, 09:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 21
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Headset

I think it would really enhance the feature set if it were even only for BT headsets. Wouls certainly make using the phone end of it a lot more comfortablke and hassle free on the road!
Nick
Offline  
Old 08-29-2004, 03:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 232
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Headset

Quote:
Originally Posted by Family K9
I think it would really enhance the feature set if it were even only for BT headsets. Wouls certainly make using the phone end of it a lot more comfortablke and hassle free on the road!
Nick
It'd also sell some more bt headsets for the carriers, which is probably a big reason for its inclusion. :D
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.