1. Knightcrawler's Avatar
    Is it possible? how can it be done?

    Recently a friend and i were trying to figure out how to transfer files from our respective devices, but i couldnt figure out how to pair the two PB's together. Is this functionality even possible? do i have to wait for OS2, or am i just missing something?

    Also, im assuming theres a limit to file size when connecting through bluetooth.....like i wouldnt be able to transfer a whole movie would i?
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    01-03-12 04:12 PM
  2. Innovatology's Avatar
    Bluetooth is limited to keyboards, mice and Bridge pairing or - on OS2 - audio devices. I don't think RIM has announced file transfer functions, but they never announced audio gateway support either, it just appeared in OS2. Anyway, bluetooth is very slow. I wouldn't try to transfer a movie.

    If you are both connected to Wifi you could use Dropbox or Box.net. Files & Folders (see sig) supports both. Both of those services impose a limit on the maximum file size though.
    01-03-12 06:51 PM
  3. Ninjatogo's Avatar
    Two Playbooks can be linked together via Bluetooth but there is no added functionality. You can't do anything really, once they are linked.
    01-03-12 07:17 PM
  4. Hgouck's Avatar
    Hook them up to the same WiFi network and use the wifi to transfer the files
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    01-03-12 07:20 PM
  5. EWY's Avatar
    Two Playbooks can be linked together via Bluetooth but there is no added functionality. You can't do anything really, once they are linked.
    No wonder, Ive spent hours pairing up my Playbook with my Laptop trying to transfer files and trying to use the laptop internet connection instead of my cell phone.

    I do know how to transfer files using WIFI but that is only when I have a WIFI connection. I was looking for a way when I am out and about.

    I could pair the devices but I could not do anything besides this. Wished I'd read this post before I wasted my time.

    LMAO!
    01-03-12 08:03 PM
  6. screamcap's Avatar
    For anyone who has a Win7 laptop, you can use connectify to have it broadcast a small wi-fi hotspot

    Your Hotspot, Your Way - Connectify
    01-03-12 09:29 PM
  7. BB_Bmore's Avatar
    For anyone who has a Win7 laptop, you can use connectify to have it broadcast a small wi-fi hotspot

    Your Hotspot, Your Way - Connectify
    i already tried this but the connection drops off as soon as you try to use the browser.
    01-04-12 12:34 AM
  8. El Platanero's Avatar
    I don't understand what's going on. Blackberry is known for having many functions making it the best communication device. I understand the email calendar and bbm being missing but you would think some of the other functionalities that were not included would have been no brainers. I know 2.0 is around the corner but it worries me that this is what we are to expect from RIM. I really hope not
    01-04-12 08:13 AM
  9. azrin640's Avatar
    For anyone who has a Win7 laptop, you can use connectify to have it broadcast a small wi-fi hotspot

    Your Hotspot, Your Way - Connectify
    Please explain how connectify connects or becomes hot spot using my broadband dongle on my win7 laptop (way off topic, sorry. just interested)
    01-04-12 08:19 AM
  10. Knightcrawler's Avatar
    I don't understand what's going on. Blackberry is known for having many functions making it the best communication device. I understand the email calendar and bbm being missing but you would think some of the other functionalities that were not included would have been no brainers. I know 2.0 is around the corner but it worries me that this is what we are to expect from RIM. I really hope not
    Ya, i would think inter-connectability (is that even a word?) would be a pretty basic functioning, especially considering they went to all the trouble making the bridge app. They couldnt just have two PB's bridge to each other as well?
    01-06-12 02:23 PM
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