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Ridiculously bad implementation of bluetooth
Posted on 13-Oct-2003 11:32 | Tags Filed under: News

"So yesterday I tried using my new Nokia 3650 with my friend's bluetooth keyboard. Dominic warned me that the MS bluetooth dongle was crap, but alas I didn't listen...

I had my new phone today I headed home from work - I wanted to get this bluetooth thing going. You see, at work I tried the IrDa connection from my laptop to the phone, however for some reason (random Longhorn issue, device issue, sun spots, whatever) the IrDa connection would only last for about 5 seconds and the phone would never successfully connect. With that, I set out on a mission.

I went to the company store and bought a new keyboard and mouse combo - we get a nice discount on the hardware for this, so I figured that even if the keyboard & mouse were just OK, it would still be a reasonably good deal depending on the cost of a bluetooth reciever. I brought the combo home, and searched the web...

I install the keyboard and mouse... pretty cool actually. The nice electric glow of the blue at the top of the reciever is quite pretty.

Configure the phone. Try to connect. No. Try again. No."

I hope to see an update from Microsoft on this issue. Not a interim update for Windows XP, but a true Bluetooth implementation for Windows 2000 and Windows XP, with support to useful profiles, not the HID (Human Interfave Device) and DUN (Dial-Up Networking) profiles they have implemented in this product.

Just see what Logitech, Bluetake and Belkin are doing, with decente drivers being released with their new mice and keyboard products.

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