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    AVIC-Z110BT software version 1.00 right out of the box
    Palm Pre Web OS 1.1.0 and Firmware version CC1.2(334)

    I've been using the Palm Pre with the Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT for the past
    couple weeks and I must say that the two are wonderfully compatible through
    bluetooth hands free and bluetooth audio.

    When I first paired the phone to the headunit I did a search from the
    headunit. It found the Palm Pre and the phone asked me to put in the
    password. I entered 1111 and within a moment the two were paired. After
    another moment on the phone a message popped up saying that the Pioneer
    Navi system would like access to the contact list. Allow or disallow? I
    allowed this to happen and the phone book transferred to the AVIC-Z110BT.
    Just like that. One note on phone book transfer - in my system the phone
    book transferred backwards. Or first name last and last name first. If
    this does not work for you, it's an easy fix, just go to the contact list
    in the Pre and change the name display order and it will transfer the way
    you like it.

    The Palm Pre and the Pioneer AVIC-Z110 auto reconnect every time I get back into and start my car.

    So far in my experience voice dialing any name in the phone book works
    beautifully. It's very intuitive and easy to use. Of course microphone
    placement is critical for good performance. I put my microphone on the
    headliner right by the rear view mirror. This way both the driver and front
    seat passenger can be part of the conversation if needed. The people on
    the remote end of the phone call have told me the sound quality is
    excellent, and that certainly is the case in my car. The Palm Pre also has
    a cancel blue tooth button when you are on a call so that you can go to a
    private call at the touch of a button. When a call is completed, the
    system goes back to the music source, no matter what the source, in a
    matter of a couple of seconds.

    Additionally, both the Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT and the Palm Pre support the
    bluetooth profiles A2DP and AVRCP. These profiles allow the user to stream
    bluetooth audio from the phone to the headunit. I was not sold on this
    idea at first, but with some experimentation, I love it. First, the Palm
    Pre has internal memory where you can store audio files, just the same as
    any portable music player. When you play music from the Pre and it is
    connected to the AVIC-Z110 through bluetooth, you can select Bluetooth
    Audio as the source on the AVIC-Z110BT and you are listening to your music
    collection from your phone. No wires needed. Any playlist you have in your phone applies.
    Since both of these devices support AVRCP, you can play, pause, skip
    forward or back using the AVIC-Z110BT. No need to touch the phone at all.
    One note, with my phone, you need to use the hard keys on the front of the
    AVIC-Z110BT to skip forward and back between songs on the phone.

    But, just playing songs I have stored on my phone is not enough, I want to
    stream songs from Pandora Internet radio, through my Palm Pre and to my
    AVIC-Z110BT. Just start the Pandora application on the Pre select your
    personal radio station and hit play. Select Bluetooth Audio as your source
    on the AVIC-Z110BT and you are in business. It's that simple and it works
    great. You can skip forward a song but not backward when streaming songs
    from Pandora. That's a limitation to Pandora, not the phone or the
    headunit. Remember to use the hard keys on the face of the Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT.

    One note on audio quality when using the Bluetooth Audio source. The
    recording quality of the original file, either on the phone or streamed
    over the internet, is critical to overall sound quality. Or, as the saying
    goes, "garbage in, garbage out". On the Palm Pre, the volume button on the
    phone plays a big part in audio quality for the system. When using two
    audio devices in conjunction like this, you have to use one as a source and
    the second as a gain control for a preamp. For me, turning the volume on
    the Pre up to near but not all the way to the max, gives me the best audio
    quality for the system. You should experiment with your system for best
    results. By the way, this applies to phone calls as well as BT Audio. Use the volume control on the phone to find the sweet spot.

    At first, I was not able to get the two to connect under the BT Audio
    source. Then I discovered and import step that I missed. When the phone is
    first registered with the AVIC-Z110BT, I selected hands free only instead
    of BT Audio and Hands Free. Once I went back to the registration screen on
    the Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT and selected both BT Audio and Hands Free, I was in business.

    What happens when you get a call while you are listening to a song from Pandora and streaming through the BT Audio source? Exactly what should happen. When the phone rings, the song goes on pause, and you can answer the call in hands free mode, just as though you were listening to Sirius/XM or a CD. When the call is complete, press the red hang up button and the music from Pandora comes right back where it left off. In coming or outgoing calls make no difference. These two system work great together, and I can not recommend them highly enough.

    By the way, I have had no trouble getting the Palm Pre and the Pioneer X series products to pair and voice dial. They seem to work great too. Though, I don't have as much experience with the X products as I do with the Z110BT.

    The Pioneer AVIC-Z110BT and the Palm Pre. This is a match made in
    electronic heaven.
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    I have a regular Pioneer headunit with BT (DEH-P7100BT) and it works great as well!
    Palm History: Palm III>IIIc>CLIÉ NR70v>CLIÉ TG50>Tungsten C>Treo 650>Treo 700p>Centro>Pre!! 6/5/09
    Phone History: Way too long

    Sorry Timmy, SERO does not work with the Pre.
    If you have an iTouch click me.
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    I have the Pioneer CD-BTB 200 and I left my iphone for the pre. My Pre seems to work fine with the bluetooth phone portion of my device (although my contacts were not transferred for some reason) I am able to make/receive calls successfully. With my iphone I was able to listen to music and use my phone via BT audio but with the Pre it doesn't seem to work. Is there a step that I'm missing? Any help would be appreciated.
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    The CD-BTB200 is a Bluetooth adapter for a Pioneer in dash radio. What in dash radio are you using?
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    Pioneer AVIC-D3 .... with flawlessly....just waiting for OBEX...or sending contact list....I'd be set!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IGoDwnTwn34 View Post
    Pioneer AVIC-D3 .... with flawlessly....just waiting for OBEX...or sending contact list....I'd be set!!
    I have this same combo. Receiving calls does work. As mentioned above the phone book does not. Listening to music also doesn't work properly. The units pair, you can control the Pre, but there simply is no audio. Call waiting also doesn't work. I'm hoping that the 1.2 update does something for any of the above issues.
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    I'm hoping to have the same luck with my AVIC Z120BT. I'm also hoping the Pandora thing works. In many of the reviews they talk about using the iPhone, but I just downloaded the Pandora app for my Palm Pre Plus.

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