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  1.    #1  
    Trying to decide whether or not to go with a 680. It's critical that it works with my car, though. I've got an '07 335i with iDrive.

    Is the connection stable? (i.e., no dropouts, etc.)
    Do contacts transfer?

    Thanks.
  2. #2  
    I own the 680, but not the BMW. The Treo 680 is a fabulous device with two glaring weaknesses from all that I read, and experience.

    #1 Battery Life
    #2 BT stability

    The second would make me go to the BMW site for a compatibility list. If it's not there, then you may want to get ATT to loan you a unit at the store to test it with. Or better yet, go with the 15 day refund if needed. I would fully test it out as my 1st order of business if I were you. Some people get perfect BT operation. I and hoards of others are suffering with one or more "issues".

    If you're buying unlocked, then make absolutely sure that you can return the device, because it well may not function as it should with your car.
    Patrick Horne
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    Treo 680 works fine with my 2006 330i sedan with iDrive and Bluetooth. But, it only copies speed dial numbers, not entire address book.
  4. #4  
    I have a 2003 M3 and had to replace the Bluetooth TCU to the latest module to get it to work. It works 90% of the time... sometimes it doesn't sync first shot.

    The problem is with the Treo and hopefully will be fixed with the next firmware.

    BTW I'm unlocked T-Mobile.
  5. #5  
    it should work, I haven't heard otherwise. I know the 750 had more problems
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    I've had a BMW X3 for about a year. Before I got a Treo 680 a few months ago I had been using a Razr with it. About a week ago both the hands free and BMW Assist stopped working. Then the car went dead (battery). BMW service told me that the Treo 680 is incompatible with their Bluetooth system and that it caused the handsfree module to be unable to go "to sleep" which caused the battery to die.

    This sounds like complete hogwash to me. How could my Treo corrupt the car's hand's free system? has anybody ever heard of such a thing?
  7.    #7  
    Quote Originally Posted by heywatchit View Post
    I've had a BMW X3 for about a year. Before I got a Treo 680 a few months ago I had been using a Razr with it. About a week ago both the hands free and BMW Assist stopped working. Then the car went dead (battery). BMW service told me that the Treo 680 is incompatible with their Bluetooth system and that it caused the handsfree module to be unable to go "to sleep" which caused the battery to die.

    This sounds like complete hogwash to me. How could my Treo corrupt the car's hand's free system? has anybody ever heard of such a thing?
    I'm using a 750 and it's normally fine, but read this:

    http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=220974

    BMW told me the same thing.
  8. #8  
    I have posted what's below -blue- in one of the threads before please read it. On the other hand if you take my advice don’t waist your money on this piece of s**t.

    Running out of patience….

    You have to be very lucky to be happy with your 680. Why? Read below:
    I have tried my Treo 680 with my built in Bluetooth car kit –BMW 5 series with iDrive- results were as follows:
    Paring was ok, only names on the SIM card & favorites were shown on the car screen, sound quality not bad but far from being good.
    At the same time without moving the car, calling the same number I tried another 680 it worked perfectly, sound quality is amazing to the extent that the entire contacts came over the screen (names, numbers & sub numbers-if the name has more than one number-) are shown on the car screen. Both phones are tried after hard rest – no third party applications- & with the same mobile operator -.
    Learning:
    Although the only variable was switching between 2 different 680 handhelds we had different results, which proves that palm can't maintain their quality standards either for hardware or software, which justifies why in most threads you find someone complaining from an issue then you find a reply that the other person is very pleased from the same issue, I can read these replies going back & forth all through the forum.
    I think it's about time for palm to hear us all and trust our judgments and issue the new firmware that covers most complains in this forum. I still don’t understand why palm are pushing out their loyal customers, and until when will they be loyal?

    I when you buy anything you should be depending more on the quality of the brand rather than your luck

    WHERE IS THE FxxxxxG FIRMWARE UPGRADE…..?



    Update
    Now after quite some time from the above -blue- post the Bluetooth is not working with my iDrive except after hard reset.

    By the way until now although it's been more than a year since lunching the phone no firmware has been launched.
  9. #9  
    I have a 2007 335 and recently purchased an unlocked 680. So far so good - all contacts, no dropouts. The only thing I'd mention at all (and I think this might be normal) is that when the battery is really low on the 680, it won't allow you to connect directly from iDrive (you can start the call on the phone itself, and it will make the connection).

    Btw, are you on e90post?
  10.    #10  
    Yup -- warden

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