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    Just curious why a bluetooth connection to a laptop is such a big deal?

    Wouldnt making a cable to work with the current modem software be easier...and less of a drain on the treo's battery?
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    It's one more cable to carry around.
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    Remember how much trouble people went through trying to get their Treos working as a modem, or that fact that many had to purchase third-party software to get this done? There are a lot of good reasons for Bluetooth. Yes, it's one less cable, but beyond that there is a lot more you can do. Setup for sharing the internet should be dead easy (one click on a Mac), and you can do it without setting up Mission Control wherever you go. Leave the phone in your pocket - and for that matter, if you receive a call while you're doing this, your comptuer should be able to notify you, and let you take the call or send an SMS reply. Bluetooth makes transferring music, photos, etc. as easy as drag-and-drop. And it is becoming a standard for interacting with other devices, such as other phones, headsets and cars. While you might be able to do any one of these things another way, having a single Bluetooth setup on the phone really makes it easy to do ALL of these things, empowering the user to find all kinds of new ways to enjoy their technology.

    With so many proprietary wireless implementations around, I am really glad to see Bluetooth emerging as a standard and to see PalmOne supporting it.

    -S
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    Since some carriers will have the part of bluetooth that allows connection for wireless modem, do you think it will be hard for someone to creat a hack or program that would "heal" this cripple?
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    Quote Originally Posted by treoneo
    Since some carriers will have the part of bluetooth that allows connection for wireless modem, do you think it will be hard for someone to creat a hack or program that would "heal" this cripple?
    Shouldn't be too hard for some of the very creative people of these forums.

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