Some comments raised...
|You can use the 3Com Bluetooth Software
(www.3com.com). It works with the most
of the Bluetooth USB Devices but you have to exchange the Hardware ID in
the *.inf file with yours.
Setting up the drivers for a non 3com USB Stick is a litte bit difficult but it works.
german, maybe you know a software/website (google?) to translate)
The 3Com Software supports the most of the common BT Profiles (also OBEX unlike the Widcom Softw.)
it gets worse.....there are two MP3 Bluetooth headsets out soon. So
thatīs cool, you can listen to your MP3 songz and groove in a 10 metre
space. However, this works using the standard Blueooth profiles and
doing a decode trick.
On the other side, we have Bluetooth Conferencing, not in the profiles
as yet. However, there are at least three ways to acheieve it in
software / hardware which I wonīt go into here as its off topic.
Nevertheless, you can see whatīs coming. Lets say power requirement
size comes down in the next year, and price of course. Letīs imagine a
Sony type foldable headset.
Now it is interesting that kids hate wearing handsfree corded kits not
wanting to look to business or body guard but 180 degrees trunaround
different when they come to wearing stereo headphones of all types.
And how many times you seen kids "shraing" one corded headphone on the
subway, so they can listen to the same music, tethered to each other
and only getting half the drums?
So....imagine a Sony foldable but MP3 Blueooth with a neat flip down
mike. They can groove together in a 10 cubic metre space to the same
music...take your club anywhere. And if they want a pricate chat in a
noisy place, they flip the mike down. If they want to put antoher gang
on the call, they just dial one number, assuming we got the MP3 player
in the cell phone.
Sorry, but sometimes I cannot sleep at night for ideas and it burns my
brain out. I watch semiconductors like a hawk and build stuff and
notice what other compaines are doing and where its going. Have done
for 17 years. Thanks for the replies, its great getting comments,
whatever their flav.
P.S. anybody into blackfin with rijndael? sorry off topic again ;O)
|Can you tell me what headsets are out soon and
what trick they are using ?
|I was wondering if there is any products available that
would allow me to
use my T68 like a cordless phone... that would connect to a standard BT line
and let me use my mobile as a handset a bit like a DECT system?
no its not a dumb question. As far as I know there are no products out
yet. The biggest block is not the technical side at all, as the
Cordless Telephony Profile is already set and clear with SIG. The
problem is the orperators, the logic being that if anyone is loony
enough to use a cellphone at home, they get air time and would lose
that call if you could use your cell through Blutooth. However, its
gonna happen absolutely and would be quite a buy reason for people,
one phone for everyhwere. As for the range, standard Bluetooth can do
10 maybe 15 metres, ok even through steel doors and between floors in
a building which is enough for my weeny apartment but not for others.
However, I am sure someone is goign to think of using the cellphone as
a repeater for Bluetooth, or transpeater, that is you dial your
number, talk through your Bleutooth headset and the call gets bounced
to a Blutooth access point in the wall. Nice if two can conference on
two headsets. Thatīs also possible not with the current profiles but
could be realised through software + better ARM processor in the handy
and other ways but thatīs off topic here.
Hope this helps. Short answer is; yes is definately coming, just not
yet. And any technical block someone raises, is not the issue. Its
just a cell operator defneding thier turf. Of course, if they happen
to be one and the same and sell cell phones too, they might be the
first to do it. They just gotta crunch the financial figures.