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  1. shedrock's Avatar
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    Is there some way you can print from the BB Bold? For example if I get emails etc...Is there some app out there that can allow me to connect my printer via the USB port on the BB. Sorry if this is a dumb question, I just really need to know.

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    That is actually a great question I too would like to know this.
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    Not that I know of, but that would be awesome if you could.
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    Somebody...............Anybody know this?? I would also like to know. What a great question.

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    Apparently you can use Native PDF Reader for BlackBerry but you would also need to (in my case) purchase a USB/Blue Tooth adapter for your printer like the one in the link below:
    Future Shop: Computers: Desktop Computer Accessories: GXT USB 2.0 Bluetooth Dongle - Black

    I will try this out this weekend and see if it works.
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    if we could print from a wireless computer through wifi configuration i am sure something could be set up for the blackberry wifi connection as well....?
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    I googled it and found articles from 2005 from a company called thinprint that had a app that would allow printing via bluetooth in the bb
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    Default Printing and faxing from your BlackBerry

    Hey everybody,

    Yes, you can print from a BlackBerry using Bluetooth. You can even fax from a BlackBerry. We have corporate solutions, and hosted solutions for individuals too. If you want to know more, please visit Cortado's web site, or if you want to contact me directly you can at roger.guerrero@thinprint.com.
    Also, just to clarify, Cortado is a division of ThinPrint, so all of you were correct in pointing out where our solution came from.

    By the way, you cannot print over USB from a BlackBerry. RIM designed the USB port to act as a slave port, so you are unable to push print jobs over it. Plus, a BlackBerry does not have enough processing power to directly print anything more complex than simple text. The PDF solution that Shedrock posted about will not work. If you want real solutions, come talk to me...

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    Last edited by roger821; 11-26-2008 at 09:13 AM.
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    I would think that with the wifi you could print to any printer on your network. I'd be surprised if there wasn't a solution out there....


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    There are a number of solutions that allow for printing via BlueTooth or through a fax machine (which is a neat idea, you forward the email, doc, etc to the fax machine and let it do the work...)

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    There's a difference between connecting to the internet over a wifi network and actually being able to navigate within that network. Not sure how the BB handles this, but it is different from a software standpoint.
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    This isn't free but once again allows you to print over Bluetooth (Or USB is you buy a Bluetooth dongle for your printer...)

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    IMHO, to offer a solution costing in excess of $ 1,000. - 2,000 is . . . . missing the point of the purpose of this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hsiung.rc View Post
    IMHO, to offer a solution costing in excess of $ 1,000. - 2,000 is . . . . missing the point of the purpose of this forum.
    IMO, users here 'about spend lots more than what you say to get full benefit from their RIM phones, and often it is a well spent business expense
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    But can you not print it to fax?
    I thought I read somewhere that you can,
    I will see if I can find it again.
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    Email the document to your desktop computer and print it out.
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    Default Printing from Blackberry

    slgmobile and cortado have a solution for printing from the BB. Anyone tried these? Anyone tried using wifi to print to an IP printer?
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    There was an app on app world that let you make changes to HP printers in ones office as a joke. I think its in the entertainment section. If they can do this, I would think that a wifi and/or bluetooth print function would be out there. But if I am on the road traveling, I have been forwarding docs to a hotmail, yahoo etc email account on the hotel's free business center and then printing it out. It works in a pinch, but if you need to print out a confirmation number when entering information, its still an issue.

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    Default HP lets you print from a BlackBerry

    FYI

    Supposed to be internet based Cloud printing.

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    Bluetooth dongle in a printer works just fine for me. The printers has to have BT support built in. Then to print, pair to the printer and send it a file (picture/text doc).
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