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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by speedfreak32, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. speedfreak32

    speedfreak32 Well-Known Member
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    I see usb bluetooth adapters for sale and I am wondering what exactly a bluetooth to pc connection will do? Will I be able to transfer files between my computer and phone? What else will I be able to do?
     

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  2. alphadog00

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    It depends. Both Bluetooth stacks have to support the same profile - so if you want to do File transfer, both phone and pc need to support it. Listen to Stereo music, both need to do to A2DP. Transfer phonebook, transfer one contact at a time, show SMS or do hand free..... all these functions are possible if both sides support it.

    Search wikipedia for more details.
     
  3. sremick

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    I use a Bluetooth adapter with my PC and Captivate to shuttle files back and forth when I don't feel like bothering to hook up the USB cable (or I don't have it handy... really should order some more).

    It's rather convenient, if not as fast as USB.
     
  4. snapper.fishes

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    not as fast is an understatement. Bluetooth file transfer is SLOW. Not as slow as the old infra red though...
     
  5. speedfreak32

    speedfreak32 Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the answer I was looking for as I am sure wikipedia does not have a wiki on pc to samsung captivate...

    Thanks again.
     
  6. c2k

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    I thought that bluetooth 3.0 was supposed to have a support for a type of wifi BT, Like 802.11, making it extermely fast and not use nearly as much battery. Is that something that is still in the making?
     

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