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Discussion in 'Application Requests' started by Cryptic79, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Cryptic79

    Cryptic79 Well-Known Member
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    Ok. So I can't use any IM services at work. I would love to be able to plug a full-size keyboard in while there so I can chat on my phone without having to hit the little buttons.

    I don't mind the keys for texts, but for long running conversations, I want a keyboard.

    Any chance?
     

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  2. Phases

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    you could remote somewhere, or ssh and use command line gtalk ;)

    :p
     
  3. justjimjpc

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    I am hoping, when Google expands the Bluetooth protocols that I will be able to contect via my portable/foldable bluetooth keyboard .. which works wonderfully with my SE 990i
     
  4. Cryptic79

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    GTalk is fail. I have Yahoo and MSN. :p
     
  5. johnkzin

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    If they add Bluetooth HID in, you can use a bluetooth keyboard.
     
  6. pestilence

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    Yeah I'd LOVE it if they would add a few more bluetooth profiles. It'd be sweet for them to support HID in both directions too. I'd like to be able to run an app that would make my G1 into a bluetooth keyboard for my mythTv boxes or especially my car pc (if I ever get it done).
     
  7. johnkzin

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    Yup.

    HID in both directions
    BIP in both directions (screen sharing)
    FTP
    DUN
    PAN

    Those are the BT profiles I think are sorely missing.

    Edit: and they should support USB keyboards and mice/trackballs/trackpads as well.
     
  8. jasnmb

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    I too would absolutely love this! I want to use the mytouch 3g as a bluetooth keyboard for my PS3.
     
  9. o0ldsch00lz

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    It appears others managed to do this even easier. The good thing is no root required - works on any Android phone, or at least on my G1 worked perfectly :D

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    This application is not free, but the trial version can be used as much as you want, but has a limitation on using the SPACE and ENTER keys.

    Source: Teksoft - Future Teknology
     
  10. jasnmb

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    ^^^ nice. now they just need to get it going in the other direction to use the android keyboard as a bluetooth keyboard for other devices.
     
  11. o0ldsch00lz

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    I agree. They seem to be quite responsive on their forums, maybe suggesting this idea would speed up a possible project, what do you think?
     
  12. jasnmb

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    done! :D

    everyone, please do the same. maybe we can convince them to do it.

    www.teksoftco.com :: View topic - BlueInput for Android
     
  13. jasnmb

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    Wow, they already replied!

     
  14. onezerone

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    BlueInput and KeyPro works great on the G1 and maybe some other phones, but on the HTC Hero they dont, and I dont want to put some extra programs on my phone just because google cant put some HID support in the kernel!
     
  15. o0ldsch00lz

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    you might want to post any issues you might have on their forums and get technical assistance. It's good to see such a program, especially when there is no API for developers to work with Bluetooth!
     
  16. darkLuke

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    Did any1 used this already?
    How does it works and did you try to connect with a BT gamepad?
     
  17. Braaainz

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    There are working drivers for the Freedom Pro Keyboard via SPP Bluetooth. It works on the Evo. There are still bugs being worked out, but the developers are incredibly supportive and respond to questions within 24 hours (usually in just a couple of hours).
     

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