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  1. choudharyrohit's Avatar
    hey guysss
    just wanted to ask that can the playbook's bluetooth be used for transfering data ...like a normal phone's bluetooth (ofcourse not an iphone )
    i had bought my playbook like 6 months ago and im extremely satisfied ....i use the bluetooth for wireless mouse and keyboard but just wanted to ask dis question....
    01-03-13 11:38 PM
  2. FF22's Avatar
    NO. For some reason, rim has NOT implemented bt transfer to/from the pb. You can use Wifi sharing to copy files wirelessly to/from the pb.

    Also, there are some FileManager apps that can access bb phones/pb and transfer files, too. You can also fudge some of this. On a bbphone, there is an "Open On PB" menu item. If it is a picture, you can then do a screenshot (press Vol Up and Down at the same time on pb) and capture the image - it does suffer resolution loss but it can be a quick way to get a picture across.
    01-03-13 11:57 PM
  3. blueberrymerry's Avatar
    RIM really needs to have this on BB10 and looking at some leaked images, it looks like this will be available. Android, Symbian and WP7/8 phones allow Bluetooth file transfers. RIM can't expect every Playbook owner to have a Blackberry phone too.
    01-04-13 04:17 AM
  4. FF22's Avatar
    Well, you could also fall back on emailing the file - yes, a bit overkill.
    KittyBomb likes this.
    01-04-13 10:56 AM
  5. adi_vastava's Avatar
    As an alternative, I create PB as ftp server and access it from other device.
    01-04-13 12:18 PM
  6. tomdea's Avatar
    File transfer over wifi is very slow and painful however.
    01-04-13 02:21 PM
  7. choudharyrohit's Avatar
    exactly braw....i totally agree with you ...i have a droid( the sensation 4g(....and i dont want any current bb (until bb 10 phones comes coz they are really awesum) the current phones are useless other than the bbm feature (sorry for sayin dat but that is my personal opinion).... got the pb coz that was cheap and i wanted a 64 gig tab for my daily use....
    01-05-13 12:47 AM
  8. Blackman91's Avatar
    Is there any app that allows you to transfer files via bluetooth to any phone?
    06-09-13 02:49 PM
  9. PTZ's Avatar
    I was able to get a wireless keyboard to work with bluetooth, other than that it has been a useless feature. I have never got it to work with either of my Samsung cells or to my son's Nokia. Never tried a BlackBerry cell. This tablet has so much untapped potential
    fryk likes this.
    06-10-13 09:09 PM
  10. PTZ's Avatar
    Hit the wrong thing and prematurely posted- sorry. I am a PlayBook advocate but I also know first hand its short comings. If there is ever another update I would like to see issues like this fixed.
    06-10-13 09:17 PM
  11. blueberrymerry's Avatar
    BB10 has this feature so if (and I say if) it comes to PB, then we will get Bluetooth transfers too.
    goodbery likes this.
    06-10-13 10:01 PM
  12. BravoZuluDelta's Avatar
    You can do file transfers via Bluetooth between PB and a paired phone (unlocked through File Manager) by using Ghost Commander. It is very slow, however.

    Posted via CB10 on Q10
    06-10-13 10:01 PM
  13. axllebeer's Avatar
    Is there any app that allows you to transfer files via bluetooth to any phone?
    If you are on Android like the OP, then download ES File Explorer. You can move files off on onto your PlayBook as long as you are within the same WiFi network.
    06-11-13 02:08 AM
  14. Blackman91's Avatar
    You can do file transfers via Bluetooth between PB and a paired phone (unlocked through File Manager) by using Ghost Commander. It is very slow, however.

    Posted via CB10 on Q10
    It has to be a blackberry phone right?
    06-11-13 04:13 PM
  15. Blackman91's Avatar
    Can a native app be created to transfer files via bluetooth from the playbook to any device? Do devs have access to those APIs?
    06-15-13 05:57 PM
  16. anon(4275744)'s Avatar
    I find it easier to use box.

    From Zed to U via CB10
    06-15-13 05:58 PM
  17. ricktw's Avatar
    So if my PlayBook isn't being able to link to my cpu, how can I transfer files, i.e. music?

    Posted via CB10
    06-15-13 06:16 PM
  18. FF22's Avatar
    So if my PlayBook isn't being able to link to my cpu, how can I transfer files, i.e. music?

    Posted via CB10
    Are you saying that USB connections don't work? Connect usb and it the drivers are installed you can transfer that way. Or use wifi sharing.
    06-15-13 09:12 PM
  19. ricktw's Avatar
    Are you saying that USB connections don't work? Connect usb and it the drivers are installed you can transfer that way. Or use wifi sharing.
    It won't recognize my PlayBook. Says it can't read it. It's become beyond frustrating.

    Posted via CB10
    06-15-13 10:25 PM
  20. FF22's Avatar
    It won't recognize my PlayBook. Says it can't read it. It's become beyond frustrating.

    Posted via CB10
    Have you tried UNinstalling the Desktop Software and then REinstalling it? Also, recently someone found just the drivers. Which computer OS do you have? You could also try the new Link Software which can work with the PB.

    Then I prefer wifi-sharing - no wire or fragile usb port to injure.
    06-16-13 12:21 AM
  21. ricktw's Avatar
    I run Vista on my PC. It worked fine for a while using Link. I have downloaded Desktop Manager but with same results. I tried transferring files via Sharing but that's my fault cause I can't figure out how to do it.

    Posted via CB10
    06-16-13 07:56 PM
  22. anon(2325196)'s Avatar
    Don't expect the PlayBook to do things. Just use it.

    Posted via CB10 on a Q10 or a Z10, either way it's golden.
    06-16-13 09:54 PM
  23. Blackman91's Avatar
    Can a native app be created to transfer files via bluetooth from the playbook to any device? Do devs have access to those APIs?
    06-22-13 05:54 PM
  24. Blackman91's Avatar
    Anyone knows?
    06-27-13 05:59 PM
  25. FF22's Avatar
    Anyone knows?
    I think there is a developer forum. You could ask there.

    But I suggest trying to transfer files another way - wifi, cloud, email, usb transfer? Good luck
    06-27-13 06:16 PM
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