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Topic # 4752 24-Aug-2005 09:53
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Anybody tried using there Nokia 6255 with the factory standard bluetooth units in the new BMW X5??

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Reply # 19052 24-Aug-2005 14:11
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Laz: Anybody tried using there Nokia 6255 with the factory standard bluetooth units in the new BMW X5??

No, but here at Geekzone we are happy to post results when we are sent review units of all the devices mentioned (a 6255 and an X5).

PM me for delivery details...

Im sure a BMW dealer would let you test it out?




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Reply # 19053 24-Aug-2005 15:38
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damn that's geeky.

my hat off to BMW.

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Reply # 19055 24-Aug-2005 15:46
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to BMW for what? Lexus been doing the bluetooth thing for ages....




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Reply # 19056 24-Aug-2005 15:53
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ooops I suppose I should add that they don't come out fitted as standard. They are an optional extra.

BMW, Lexus, Jeep cherokee among others also offer blueetooth options as well but in saying that...

BMW bluetooth option is fully integrated with the stereo system which boasts an LCD screen that will syncronise with your phone bringing up your contact list on the stereo LCD screen which you can scroll through using the steering wheel and stereo controls.

Pity they don't support the CDMA network but hey no ones perfect

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Reply # 19057 24-Aug-2005 15:57
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bluetooth is network agnostic. If a phone meets bluetooth specs, then the X5 wont care what brand it is... (or shouldnt anyway)




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Reply # 19058 24-Aug-2005 16:00
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Thats exactly what I tought but when I spoke to the guy at BMW he was unsure that all the features would be supported

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Reply # 19059 24-Aug-2005 16:13
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The new Audi series is coming with Bluetooth in all vehicles - in the USA. And it is not an optional.







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Reply # 19060 24-Aug-2005 16:17
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Laz: BMW, Lexus, Jeep cherokee among others also offer blueetooth options as well but in saying that...

Pity they don't support the CDMA network but hey no ones perfect
The Jeep Cherokee is actually the Chrysler line since 2004. Try getting any information on this from the local Chrysler dealership - I tried last year for my car and first was "What's Bluetooth". Then I got hold of someone in Auckland that knew what is the product, but couldn't find aything about it on their intranet. After a couple of faxes with product specifications the thing just died.

The Bluetooth will work with either CDMA or GSM phones, regardless. Is just that only now more CDMA phones are coming out with Bluetooth.

The main problem is not being CDMA or GSM, but supporting Headset, Handsfree and SIM profiles. Some support the Handsfree only, but most mobile phones only support Headset - this is changing now though.

As for the Audi, check this news on Palm and Audi working together.






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Reply # 19062 24-Aug-2005 16:48
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Disenchanted: to BMW for what? Lexus been doing the bluetooth thing for ages....


wasn't there a toyota also?

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Reply # 19063 24-Aug-2005 16:49
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The new optional bluetooth kit for the BMW X5 works the same as the new Audi.
Now all they need to do is add on the keyless entry/start feature similar to the VW Touareg and jumping in and out of your car will seem effortless.

So did you end up getting a bluetooth car kit for your car. What model car is it?

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Reply # 19064 24-Aug-2005 17:10
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taniwha:
Disenchanted: to BMW for what? Lexus been doing the bluetooth thing for ages....


wasn't there a toyota also?

Probably as a result of the Lexus r&d id say




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