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What is the point in the Playbook having bluetooth?
What is the point in the Playbook even having bluetooth? (Apart from BlackBerry bridge obviously) I've only been a Playbook owner for a couple of weeks now and I've noticed that you can't send or receive files from (or to) your Playbook which is ridiculous. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
(Please don't bother replying if you're going to tell me that I can plug it into my computer and transfer files that way. I shouldn't have to.)
- 01-09-2013, 10:40 AM #4
Bluetooth to the BlackBerry music gateway, or for that matter with anyone else's music gateway type box.
- 01-09-2013, 10:52 AM #6
It is an interesting question from the aspect of why "didn't rim implement" the file transfer aspect/protocol for the pb. Security, perhaps? As noted, you can transfer via wifi and you can also transfer via email and the normal usb cable but only to an intermediate computer.
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01-09-2013, 01:03 PM #10
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It is actually a very useful implementation for me. I use Bluetooth Headphones/Speaker, and for my Phone at the same time; using my PlayBook as a 'Hub' for all my needs, if you will.Josh - Curve 9320 & PlayBook 64GB - BlackBerry Enthusiast - CrackBerry Addict - PlayBook Sideloader
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01-09-2013, 04:34 PM #14
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They did it for me so I could lay in bed and listen to the radio, surf the web and read emails while texting without having cumbersome wires.....using my bluetooth earbuds. It was for me and I'm very thankful.BB then, now, forever...yeah, I said it.
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01-09-2013, 06:16 PM #18
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Because RIM doesn't know how to make decisions. If the BB10 devices have bluetooth, they may as well sell the parts of the company off now...
Seriously though, the reason it supports bluetooth is because it can connect to various devices using the protocol. Just because you don't have compatible devices, doesn't mean it wasn't a good choice to put it it. I couldn't imagine trying to actually transfer files over BT. It's too slow. Best to use WiFi for file transfer anyway...wait, you didn't want to hear that...BB Bold 9700 on T-Mobile bridged to 64GB Playbook (The pair handles 98% of my computing needs!)
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- 01-09-2013, 06:19 PM #19
Not having a way of using a BT microphone to record voice notes seems a mis-step. Same with lack of ability to use Comwave via BT. If Skype or something similar is to be implemented in next version, then BT mike will need to work.
- 01-09-2013, 06:53 PM #22
As previously mentioned by others, my many everyday uses: Bridge, music to my truck stereo, my keyboard, our presenter, our home stereo, photo transfer, I record my rehearsals of my lessons and listen to them in my truck before giving them and my headset use. Can't imagine being without it.There are trolls in BlackBerry clothing among us. Report and never reply to obvious troll posts, they will die without responses from you.
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01-09-2013, 06:55 PM #23I couldn't imagine trying to actually transfer files over BT. It's too slow. Best to use WiFi for file transfer anyway...wait, you didn't want to hear that...
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However, BT for the Playbook works for audio devices and the BT keyboard extremely well
- CrackBerry User
01-09-2013, 08:02 PM #24
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Got a new sound bar /sub woofer for Christmas.....was listening to Slacker and Apollo this afternoon and it sounded great !!! I love the bluetooth!
Also purchased the mini keyboard......loving this PlayBook more every day! Can't wait to see what BB10 will bring to an already great tablet....the countdown begins!
- 01-09-2013, 08:55 PM #25
It's very useful when you're stuck in a huge traffic jam. You can watch a movie on the Playbook with Bluetooth audio coming through the car's sound system
I really miss BT file transfers though. I can't transfer files from the phone/laptop to the Playbook without an infrastructure Wi-fi network, whereas my phone and laptop can send files to each other easily through Bluetooth.
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