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  1. #1
    Chris Michael
    Guest
    Hi everybody,

    I need to buy a Bluetooth USB dongle and a CF card, but have heard horror
    stories with regards to compatibility so I thought I'd seek some advice :-).

    OK, firstly to deal with my HP Jornada 568 (PPC 2002), here are the two
    options so far:
    Belkin - http://tinyurl.com/lv3a
    BlueMonkey - http://tinyurl.com/l7gz

    And, here are the options for a USB dongle for my PC (running Windows ME):
    Belkin - http://tinyurl.com/fv4y
    TDK - http://tinyurl.com/lv3k

    The PC, my PDA and my SE T610 are the only things that will be "talking" to
    each other. Does anybody forsee any compatibility issues or recommendations
    to help me choose from the products above.

    Thanks,
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  2. #2
    Tony Clark
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    Re: Bluetooth question: Windows ME + Pocket PC 2002 + T610

    Most of the horror stories were about PPC 2003 and CF card drivers. Since
    you don't have PPC 2003 then you should not have that problem. I have a
    Belkin USB dongle and it works just fine with my Sony-Ericsson T68i. I am
    not so happy with Belkin's sloooooow support for new driver releases. I am
    currently running a new Widcomm stack but I had to hack it to make it work
    with the Belkin. I really wish Belkin would try and keep up. Another
    possible issue with Belkin is the F8T001, which is the USB dongle rated for
    100m, does not support the headset profile according to Belkin. They told me
    in an email that this device does not have the proper hardware to support BT
    Audio. I have not been able to make it work even with the new Widcomm
    drivers and others have reported a similar problem. So even though I am
    hesitant to believe Belkin it appears that they are probably correct.

    The Belkin and the TDK devices should work fine for you. I am not familiar
    with the Blue Monkey devices so I cannot comment on them. If you can live
    without the BT Audio support then getting Belkin on both the PPC and the
    desktop is probably your best bet.

    Cheers
    TC

    PS - I don't really think the BT Audio is anything to worry about since a)
    most reports say that the quality is poor and suffers when the desktop CPU
    gets busy and b) most of the BT headsets being sold today are mono only so
    they really don't offer you much in the way of MP3/Video playback.


    "Chris Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Hi everybody,
    >
    > I need to buy a Bluetooth USB dongle and a CF card, but have heard horror
    > stories with regards to compatibility so I thought I'd seek some advice

    :-).
    >
    > OK, firstly to deal with my HP Jornada 568 (PPC 2002), here are the two
    > options so far:
    > Belkin - http://tinyurl.com/lv3a
    > BlueMonkey - http://tinyurl.com/l7gz
    >
    > And, here are the options for a USB dongle for my PC (running Windows ME):
    > Belkin - http://tinyurl.com/fv4y
    > TDK - http://tinyurl.com/lv3k
    >
    > The PC, my PDA and my SE T610 are the only things that will be "talking"

    to
    > each other. Does anybody forsee any compatibility issues or

    recommendations
    > to help me choose from the products above.
    >
    > Thanks,
    > --
    > Chris Michael
    > www.INTOmobiles.com
    > Free ringtones/logos
    > Free mobile alerts
    > 3 months free insurance
    >
    >






  3. #3
    Chris Michael
    Guest

    Re: Bluetooth question: Windows ME + Pocket PC 2002 + T610

    "Tony Clark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    || "Chris Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in
    || message news:[email protected]
    ||| Hi everybody,
    |||
    ||| I need to buy a Bluetooth USB dongle and a CF card, but have heard
    ||| horror stories with regards to compatibility so I thought I'd seek
    ||| some advice :-).
    |||
    ||| OK, firstly to deal with my HP Jornada 568 (PPC 2002), here are the
    ||| two options so far:
    ||| Belkin - http://tinyurl.com/lv3a
    ||| BlueMonkey - http://tinyurl.com/l7gz
    |||
    ||| And, here are the options for a USB dongle for my PC (running
    ||| Windows ME): Belkin - http://tinyurl.com/fv4y
    ||| TDK - http://tinyurl.com/lv3k
    |||
    ||| The PC, my PDA and my SE T610 are the only things that will be
    ||| "talking" to each other. Does anybody forsee any compatibility
    ||| issues or recommendations to help me choose from the products above.

    || Most of the horror stories were about PPC 2003 and CF card drivers.
    || Since you don't have PPC 2003 then you should not have that problem.
    || I have a Belkin USB dongle and it works just fine with my
    || Sony-Ericsson T68i. I am not so happy with Belkin's sloooooow
    || support for new driver releases. I am currently running a new
    || Widcomm stack but I had to hack it to make it work with the Belkin.
    || I really wish Belkin would try and keep up. Another possible issue
    || with Belkin is the F8T001, which is the USB dongle rated for 100m,
    || does not support the headset profile according to Belkin. They told
    || me in an email that this device does not have the proper hardware to
    || support BT Audio. I have not been able to make it work even with the
    || new Widcomm drivers and others have reported a similar problem. So
    || even though I am hesitant to believe Belkin it appears that they are
    || probably correct.
    ||
    || The Belkin and the TDK devices should work fine for you. I am not
    || familiar with the Blue Monkey devices so I cannot comment on them.
    || If you can live without the BT Audio support then getting Belkin on
    || both the PPC and the desktop is probably your best bet.
    ||
    || Cheers
    || TC
    ||
    || PS - I don't really think the BT Audio is anything to worry about
    || since a) most reports say that the quality is poor and suffers when
    || the desktop CPU gets busy and b) most of the BT headsets being sold
    || today are mono only so they really don't offer you much in the way
    || of MP3/Video playback.

    Some great advice there Tony. I will probably not be going for the
    BlueMonkey CF card, simply because it is not very well known and software
    updates for future products will be very slow. However, I think I've chosen
    the TDK USB adaptor, I know it's a lot bigger than the Belkin, but the
    software that it comes with for mobile compatibility is supposedly second to
    none. There shouldn't be a cross-manufacturer compaitbility problem (Belkin
    CF and TDK adaptor), so that's what I think I'm going for.

    Many thanks,
    --
    Chris Michael
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  4. #4
    Tony Clark
    Guest

    Re: Bluetooth question: Windows ME + Pocket PC 2002 + T610

    The TDK is a pretty good device from the comments I have read about it. You
    shouldn't have a problem getting it to work with a Belkin CF card for the
    Jordana.
    Good luck and please let us all know how things worked out.

    Cheers
    TC


    "Chris Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > "Tony Clark" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    > || "Chris Michael" <[email protected]> wrote in
    > || message news:[email protected]
    > ||| Hi everybody,
    > |||
    > ||| I need to buy a Bluetooth USB dongle and a CF card, but have heard
    > ||| horror stories with regards to compatibility so I thought I'd seek
    > ||| some advice :-).
    > |||
    > ||| OK, firstly to deal with my HP Jornada 568 (PPC 2002), here are the
    > ||| two options so far:
    > ||| Belkin - http://tinyurl.com/lv3a
    > ||| BlueMonkey - http://tinyurl.com/l7gz
    > |||
    > ||| And, here are the options for a USB dongle for my PC (running
    > ||| Windows ME): Belkin - http://tinyurl.com/fv4y
    > ||| TDK - http://tinyurl.com/lv3k
    > |||
    > ||| The PC, my PDA and my SE T610 are the only things that will be
    > ||| "talking" to each other. Does anybody forsee any compatibility
    > ||| issues or recommendations to help me choose from the products above.
    >
    > || Most of the horror stories were about PPC 2003 and CF card drivers.
    > || Since you don't have PPC 2003 then you should not have that problem.
    > || I have a Belkin USB dongle and it works just fine with my
    > || Sony-Ericsson T68i. I am not so happy with Belkin's sloooooow
    > || support for new driver releases. I am currently running a new
    > || Widcomm stack but I had to hack it to make it work with the Belkin.
    > || I really wish Belkin would try and keep up. Another possible issue
    > || with Belkin is the F8T001, which is the USB dongle rated for 100m,
    > || does not support the headset profile according to Belkin. They told
    > || me in an email that this device does not have the proper hardware to
    > || support BT Audio. I have not been able to make it work even with the
    > || new Widcomm drivers and others have reported a similar problem. So
    > || even though I am hesitant to believe Belkin it appears that they are
    > || probably correct.
    > ||
    > || The Belkin and the TDK devices should work fine for you. I am not
    > || familiar with the Blue Monkey devices so I cannot comment on them.
    > || If you can live without the BT Audio support then getting Belkin on
    > || both the PPC and the desktop is probably your best bet.
    > ||
    > || Cheers
    > || TC
    > ||
    > || PS - I don't really think the BT Audio is anything to worry about
    > || since a) most reports say that the quality is poor and suffers when
    > || the desktop CPU gets busy and b) most of the BT headsets being sold
    > || today are mono only so they really don't offer you much in the way
    > || of MP3/Video playback.
    >
    > Some great advice there Tony. I will probably not be going for the
    > BlueMonkey CF card, simply because it is not very well known and software
    > updates for future products will be very slow. However, I think I've

    chosen
    > the TDK USB adaptor, I know it's a lot bigger than the Belkin, but the
    > software that it comes with for mobile compatibility is supposedly second

    to
    > none. There shouldn't be a cross-manufacturer compaitbility problem

    (Belkin
    > CF and TDK adaptor), so that's what I think I'm going for.
    >
    > Many thanks,
    > --
    > Chris Michael
    > www.INTOmobiles.com
    > Free ringtones/logos
    > Free mobile alerts
    > 3 months free insurance
    >
    >






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