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  1.    #1  
    Here's a quote right from phonescoop's coverage of Cebit!

    Speaking of Bluetooth, the Handspring engineers specifically left room on the Treo 600 circuit board for a Bluetooth module. It won't be included in initial releases, but Handspring spokesperson Brian Jaquet said there was very strong possibility that an updated version would be released with Bluetooth.
    http://www.phonescoop.com/articles/c.../index.php?p=2



    Now does this mean adding BT functionality will be up to individual wireless providers? Please let this be true!!!
    Last edited by Gaurav; 06/21/2003 at 01:04 AM.
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    if you look at the OMAP processor design, it does have the ability to add bluetooth and fully supports it.

    Maybe Handspring wants to make some more $$$ later on by selling us upgrades.
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    Originally posted by jonnysnakes
    if you look at the OMAP processor design, it does have the ability to add bluetooth and fully supports it.

    Maybe Handspring wants to make some more $$$ later on by selling us upgrades.
    You know, that's a damned good thought! Maybe that's the whole point of the "Treo 600" family concept?! Instead of having to design a completely new smartphone every 6-9 months, maybe Handspring is using the Treo 600 as simply a base design from which they may add/upgrade features in the future?! I would like to see which wireless provider will be 1st to release a BT enabled Treo 600, if ever...
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    Originally posted by jonnysnakes
    Maybe Handspring wants to make some more $$$ later on by selling us upgrades.
    I tend to think this early demonstration of the 600 was for the sake of wooing the service providers, some of whom might not want to support a device with bt, especially if this same company is selling a wireless pc card for their 2.5G network. The new camera feature has a lot to do with what the service providers want to promote.

    BK
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    Well, almost every wireless provider today, with exception to perhpas nextel, has BT enabled mobiles. I will be very interesting to see what the final specs of the SprintPCS version of the Treo600 will be and how different those specs may be from other providers. I would be sorely disappointed if gsm/gprs versions of the Treo600 had BT while cdma versions did not!

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