[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Re: N800 and Bluetooth Headsets

From: Jonathan Greene atmasphere at atmasphere.net
Date: Tue Feb 6 04:36:33 EET 2007
On 2/5/07, sean <seandarcy2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Acadia Secure Networks wrote:
> >
> > All,
> >
> > I am interested in using  a Gennum 5500 nxzen bluetooth headset with the
> > N800 and a VOIP client.
> >
> > Does anyone here have any info (e.g. perhaps a compatibility list from
> > Nokia itself) that indicates what headsets have been confirmed to work
> > with the N800?
> >
> > Gennum has released a version of its headset that includes a bluetooth
> > dongle for use with a PC that allows it to be used for VOIP including
> > with Skype. Here is the url to the www page at the Gennum www site for
> > this item:
> >
> >     http://www.nxzen.com/headsets/voip1.php
> >
> The SINGLE worst problem with the 770/800 is NO BT headsets.
>   It's a long standing complaint. I've come to believe it's
> a conscious decision.
> With BT headsets, these would be THE internet devices.

No argument here - It seems like the exclusion was conscious, but I
can't figure out why.  If VOIP is a marketed feature (Gizmo and now
Skype) why require us to remain tethered.  This is Nokia man, it's not
like they don't make their own bluetooth headsets which I am sure
could be nicely bundled.

It would also be nice if we could get (think it's called) OBEX support
built in so you could bluetooth beam files back and forth between
phones and computers.  The file manager does a nice job letting you
browse a bluetooth device (at least my phone) but it's not quite the
same thing.

Let's hope future firmware updates include enhancements as well as fixes.


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