If you are using your HTC Himalaya (aka O2 Xda II, MDA 2, PPCW.Net i-Mate Phone Edition) Bluetooth feature, you might have recognized the device name with which it appears for other Bluetooth devices.
This is mostly your name, how you've entered it into the Owner Information because Microsoft's Bluetooth stack takes this information as the Bluetooth device name. If you want to give your device a different and more meaningful name, you have to tweak the Registry as following:
Initially your device appears for other Bluetooth devices as following:
Which isn't that helpful, especially if you have several Bluetooth enabled Pocket PCs as they all will appear with the same name than.
This is because the Microsoft Bluetooth stack is tacking the Bluetooth device name from the Owner Information:
Therefore you have to tweak the Registry to change the device name to something different more unique.
- Open your Registry Editor (I suggest PHM's free Registry editor for Pocket PCs) and browse to "HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftBluetoothSettings".
- Hereyou get a value called "LocalName". That's the device name used for Bluetooth identification.
- Tap "LocalName" and change it to whatever you want and close it by tapping ok.
- Now your device gets its new name.
- Close the Registry Editor and perform a softreset to make the new name available.
Next time you bond with other Bluetooth devices you Himalaya is recognized with the correct name:
Downside: Next time you open the Owner Information for any reason, the Himalaya will take the Owner Name as device name again and you have to rename it through the Registry again! But I'm not using the Owner Information that often and therefore it works perfectly for me!
Cheers ~ Arne