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UPDATE: Pocket Bluetooth Tools for HTC Himalaya released in version 1.1
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 14.04.04 - 18:32:00 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 7808x
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As announced earlier, Pocket Bluetooth Tools adds the missing Bluetooth functions to the O2 XDA II (and similar Pocket PC Phone Editions, like the T-Mobile MDA II or i-mate Phone Edition).

The current version includes a couple of interesting updates and enhancements:

  • Support for Bluetooth Headsets and Car kits (Headset and Handsfree profile). You may use up to 9 devices at the same time and you do not need to bond the again.
  • Support for the SSP profile (serial port), e.g. for GPS receivers or modems.
  • Support for ActiveSync (synchronization with Outlook and Internet connection).
  • Switch Bluetooth on and off automatically.

The current version 1.60 of the ROM already includes a virtual serial port but unfortunately it is a dynamic port, which is not visible to many applications. Also the ActiveSync support is difficult and complicated to use and if you want to synchronize with different computers you always have to bond the device again.

For future releases the developer plans the following improvements:

  • Support for Bluetooth network access points.
  • Send contacts and files through Bluetooth.

I've already used the serial "modem" functionality of the previous version with my 3G/UMTS devices which made my i-Mate Phone Edition the fastest Pocket PC Phone Edition, currently available - pretty handy and also the Handsfree profile is highly appreciated. However, I'm not sure why to add send contacts/files too - this is working for me anyway or does I missed anything?

Cheers ~ Arne

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