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    Here is a list of many BlueTooth products...

    http://www.bluetooth.com/products/

    Talk away about devices you intend to use with your Treo 650. Post any that are designed for or known to work with the 650.

    -Will any BT keyboards work with T605, how about wireless portable speakers?
    -Do BT profiles have to be written specific to T650 or just PalmOS?
    -Will T650 print to BT printers out of box or do you need a profile specific to printer model?


    Those who have used BT devices with other phones, please post your experiences.
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    No, the Treo does not support the profile that permits standard bluetooth keyboards to work with it. That being said, I would have reason to believe that someone will create a driver / keyboard combination that works over the seriial profile to work with the Treo (and Palms with OS5 in general).

    Second, profiles can not be "written" in the extent that you are suggesting, to the Treo or to Palm OS. Profiles are partially software, partially hardware. They define how two devices talk to each other and advertise there service, not how the operating system uses them. Generally speaking, when new types or classes of devices come up, the developer usually figures out how to use an existing profile if a specific profiles does not exist. For example, there is no GPS profile, so GPS manufacturers use the Serial Interface profile, and write their software around that.

    Finally, as describe in the previous paragraph, the answer to the printer question is yes and no. In theory, the Treo could talk to any Bluetooth Printer. In practice, you would need a printer-specific driver to be able to send anything useful to that printer. You don't need a specific profile, though. Think of it like USB. You can have a USB printer, and anything that supports USB can theoretically send data to it. BUt to use it, you need the printer drivers.

    Hope this helps.
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    Your Treo 650 is compatible with headsets enabled with Bluetooth 1.1
    wireless technology. This includes most of the headsets currently available with Bluetooth wireless technology, as many of these headsets support both Bluetooth 1.1 and 1.2 wireless technology. Check the specifications for your headset to confirm compatibility. Please note, however, that you cannot use a headset with Bluetooth wireless technology to listen to MP3 files.

    If you’re using a handsfree or headset device with Bluetooth wireless technology, Treo automatically routes all calls to that device. When a call comes in, your Treo rings and the headset beeps. However, even if you pick up the call on your Treo, the call goes to the headset.

    You can Transfer a call in progress to a compatible headset enabled with Bluetooth wireless technology

    Your Treo does not support Bluetooth wireless connections to stereo headsets, keyboards, or LAN access points.

    Sending Information Over a Bluetooth Wireless Connection:

    You can send an individual entry or a category.

    Send an application located on your Treo or an expansion card.
    Mike G

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    No keyboard! Grrrrrrrr.
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    Thanks for the responses and good explanations.

    So what BT devices are expected to work with T650 outside of headsets? Will T650 support Palm's BT GPS device?

    Also, what functions should work over BT to computers...
    - Hotsync
    - Dial-up networking (when Sprint activates it)
    - Files transfers

    What else?
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    looks like none, no?
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    You will be able to Hotsync and transfer files (according to the review on TC).
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    General bluetooth question here:

    Can a bluetooth device (specifically the 650) talk to more than one bluetooth device simultaneously? The scenario I'm thinking of is using a bluetooth headset at the same time as a bluetooth DUN connection. Or what about a wired car kit for hands-free calls and a bluetooth DUN connection?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xenophonite
    Thanks for the responses and good explanations.

    So what BT devices are expected to work with T650 outside of headsets? Will T650 support Palm's BT GPS device?

    Also, what functions should work over BT to computers...
    - Hotsync
    - Dial-up networking (when Sprint activates it)
    - Files transfers

    What else?
    See post #63 here...
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...gps#post453940

    from jimf


    "A few other tidbits from the show I haven't seen posted:

    - Peter Skillman (the product design guy) confirmed that the palm/TomTom GPS bundle (TomTom Navigator plus a Bluetooth GPS device) will work with the 650. He didn't say all BT GPS devices would work, but he had seen this combination on a 650 himself.

    - One of the palmOne reps reiterated the release dates we've all heard ("very soon" on Sprint, Jan '05 for the GSM model (AT&T/Cingular and otherwise)). He also said to expect Verizon availability in Feb '05, which I hadn't heard before."
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    Yes, in general BT can support about 6-8 devices if I recall.

    Tapwave Zodiac has BT and there are games that allow up to 6-8 people to play network gaming over BT.
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    Here is a list of Palm BT apps from a 'bluetooth' search on palmgear.com...

    http://palmgear.com/index.cfm?fuseac...word=bluetooth


    Here are the results from Handango...
    http://www.handango.com/PlatformSear...arch=bluetooth
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    Quote Originally Posted by celloville
    General bluetooth question here:

    Can a bluetooth device (specifically the 650) talk to more than one bluetooth device simultaneously? The scenario I'm thinking of is using a bluetooth headset at the same time as a bluetooth DUN connection. Or what about a wired car kit for hands-free calls and a bluetooth DUN connection?
    nope
    it can be paired to as many as 16 *usually 8* devices BUT only one device at a time can be used
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    this page also speaks of bluetooth gps compatibility...

    http://web.palmone.com/products/smar...luetooth.jhtml

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