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THOUGHT: Why does my car kit still not support A2DP where it would offer so many new use cases
Posted by Arne Hess - on Friday, 17.03.06 - 17:07:50 CET under 09 - Thoughts - Viewed 20033x
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Now, after I got the Bluetooth contacts sync between my car kit and my Windows Mobile devices fixed, I wish my car kit would also support the Bluetooth A2DP profile - as I dreamed about before already - and not because of music playback only but for another interesting reason.
Since the CeBIT, I'm using a pre-production Xda neo (thanks to O2 for the support) and Destinator 6 (thanks to Destinator Technologies for providing the Beta) and as good as Destinator 6 works, compared to all the previous versions and competitor products, Pocket PC navigation always has one serious problem, compared to an inbuilt car navigation system: the audio output is always too silent, especially if you listen your music "a little bit louder".
Now imagine you could connect your Pocket PC (and yes, the Xda neo I got for testing has A2DP) via A2DP with your Bluetooth car kit. It means you could easily listen your music from your car stereo system and as soon as the navigation application tells you a command, the radio, tape or CD is muted, you here the command and after it continues; basically similar to what good car kits provide with the radio mute function for radio mute enabled car stereo systems. Wouldn't it be sweet to hear the navigation commands through the inbuilt car speakers instead using the, well - how to say - weak Pocket PC speakers? In this case you wouldn't miss a command anymore.
In best case, you could even use the car kit to playback the music from your device - again via A2DP - but I have the fear I won't see it supported for my current car kit anymore but maybe the next one? Or is there any chance that Parrot upgrades the supported Bluetooth profiles to support A2DP and maybe even AVRC?

Cheers ~ Arne


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