Blackberry Playbook Bluetooth Transfer with non-blackberry devices...
I still have problems to share media files for example pictures between my blackberry playbook and samsung phone..
Yes I searched before about this issue, but somehow there isn't much good qualitative solution documentation present.
Some guys said that you can solve this problem with apps like "Ghost commander", "Files&Folders" and so on and so on..
But no documentation about how I can make this BT transfer really happen between playbook and a non-blackberry device (samsung, nokia....).
Can please someone make a video or take some screenshots with the mentioned apps and describe exactly how to do that.
I buyed my playbook in the last couple of days and I don't want to send it back because of this problem.. There must be a way how to do..
Will there maybe a change with BB10 on playbook?? Does someone know?
- 01-22-2013, 08:36 PM #4
Only if your phone supports infrastructure Wi-fi, most phones can only do Adhoc mode but the Playbook doesn't support connecting to Adhoc Wi-fi networks. Once the hotspot is activated, and you've activated Wi-fi file sharing on the Playbook, you can use ES File Explorer or any app that can browse SMB shares to transfer files between the phone and playbook.
As for actual Bluetooth file transfers, we'll have to wait until BB10 for that...
- 01-23-2013, 03:15 AM #6
Don't know about those, maybe the latest iPhones can create an infrastructure hotspot. AFAIK it's just a few Android models that can.
The lack of BT transfer is really annoying but unfortunately it's common on most smartphones... older Windows phones didn't have it, iOS still doesn't have it, even though most Android phones do and Symbian phones have had Bluetooth file transfer for ages. It should be up to me, the device purchaser, to decide how and what data I want to transfer. I hope RIM realizes that locking everything down like Apple isn't going to make its products attractive to people who want more open devices.
I totally agree with you.. Blackberry did something like Apple in that case --> just BB, nothing else. But as you said this is not attractive, not attractive for BB users, not attractive for anyone else..
Hopely we get an open platform with all its functions with BB10 update.. Otherwise it's really annoying.. Well I can do these things with WIFI hotspots and so on, but while everyone tries to find solution for the easiest handling why BB took this way. In my opinion it's a very good tablet, it's a perfect tablet, but that thing with BT I can't accept. There must be a change..
- CrackBerry User
01-23-2013, 04:46 AM #8
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@Deagle Deagle - just setup a free DropBox account on both devices, waaayyy easier than faffing around with Wifi hotspots, imho.
Plenty of good tutorials out there in Internet land, just run a Google search
BlueBox is a good Dropbox client for the PB
- 01-24-2013, 12:52 AM #11
Sometimes Internet connectivity isn't available through 3G, 4G or Wi-fi, so only point-to-point connections are left. I find it ridiculous that I have to send data all the way to the cloud just so the PB sitting next to my phone can see it. Contrary to what Apple and MS think, Bluetooth transfers are still necessary.
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