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

  1. speedfreak32

    speedfreak32 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    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?

  2. alphadog00

    alphadog00 Well-Known Member

    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

    sremick Android Expert

    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

    snapper.fishes Android Expert

    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
    Thread Starter

    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

    c2k Member

    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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The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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