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    WiFi via bluetooth

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    We were all waiting for wifi enabled blackberrys, For some reason this idea hit me while i was surfing the web.

    Does anyone make a device that will connect to a wifi network on one end and connect to the blackberry via bluetooth,,,,,

    I think many of us would be in heavan. Think about it similar to a bluetooth gps reciever.

    A bluetooth wifi reciever.

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    Re: WiFi via bluetooth

    the problem is that btooth has much lower range and transfer speed. 2.0 btooth maxes at 2.1mbps and that is inside of 10 meters.

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    Re: WiFi via bluetooth

    Isn't that faster than edge?

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    Re: WiFi via bluetooth

    Quote Originally Posted by ak602
    Isn't that faster than edge?

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    Much faster than EDGE for sure. But I don't know how many BBs can do data via BT.

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    Re: WiFi via bluetooth

    The BB would have to support data over BT -- it currently doesn't. You'd need a hardware and software solution. Considering the need for software (assuming it could be done in the first place) I imagine you'd see a serious bottleneck considering that the processor and OS are already a bottleneck for web browsing (making browsing on EVDO BB's not much better than their EDGE counterparts). Considering that, I really don't see the point.

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    Re: WiFi via bluetooth

    Another thought would be to use a laptop and share its wifi connection over its BT link. This would work if the berry could use BT as its access method instead of edge. Anyone know if that possible?~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    Re: WiFi via bluetooth

    But if you had wifi on the laptop, why would you want to share it with your BB?

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    Re: WiFi via bluetooth

    I'm guessing OTA downloads to your device. Games, ringtones, and such.

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    Re: WiFi via bluetooth

    Yup - That and the BB is smaller then my laptop for the occasional news reading etc...

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