[maemo-users] bluetooth headsets

From: John Holmblad jholmblad at acadiasecurenets.com
Date: Wed Feb 6 20:01:18 EET 2008

Thanks for sharing that. It reminds me of why I should want to upgrade 
to OS2008.

The "bluetooth lives to pair" nature of the N800/N810 w OS2008 reminds 
me of the work that Joshua Wright of Aruba Networks has done to 
investigate and document some of the security weaknesses of the protocol 
and its implementations. Here is the url to the www page for a video 
where he discusses this and serves 
as..............well................the man in the middle:


Hey wait a minute.... isn't that perp using a Nokia Internet Tablet to 
commit his nefarious act?

Best Regards,


John Holmblad


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DrFredC.com wrote:
> The n800 with OS2008 works well with most every single ear/mic bluetooth 
> headset I've used. Pairs with USB blue tooth dongles for laptops that 
> are now running less than $10 a unit.  Connects with bluetooth phones 
> easily for pushing files to your phone.  It's supposedly the same in the 
> n810 -- same OS.  All the audio goes thru to the bluetooth headset when 
> they are paired.  You can walk around most of the house without losing 
> bluetooth connection between your earpiece and tablet. 
> Fine print -- I don't know about stereo bluetooth headsets playing 
> stereo or audio quality of the stereo signal, if it's in stereo...
> Also, if you've got a lot of bluetooth devices in the house that you've 
> connected to, they all can show up on your bluetooth neighborhood if 
> they are active.
>     * I'm not sure what the tablet's power comsumption issues having a
>       robust bluetooth neighborhood might be.  It seems it could be
>       significant...
>     * I also noted that my laptop with a bluetooth dongle was picked up
>       by my n800 and, after pairing up, using the file manager on my
>       n800, I was able to move files around on my wife's laptop thru the
>       house wireless LAN thru the bluetooth to my laptop which is on the
>       house wireless LAN.  I also grabbed some mp3s and moved them to my
>       tablet. It wasn't a real fast transfer, but workable. 
>     * If my son is using his bluetooth headset with his laptop dongle, I
>       can also connect to his laptop in his bedroom thru bluetooth if he
>       returns the pairing code. 
>     * Supposedly, I might be able to pair with his headset in his
>       bedroom if its not already paired with his laptop dongle and is
>       put into discovery mode and I grab it before he pairs with it on
>       his laptop.
>     * I can pick up his cell phone's bluetooth if it's on, ditto for my
>       cell phone.  You can transfer files between the tablet and phone
>       and phone's micro SD card via bluetooth.  Works to put mp3s on the
>       phone to make it an MP3 player.  I'm not sure about audio
>       bluetooth hookup with the phone -- I've not gone there.  We don't
>       have data services enabled, so I've not gone there...  I recall
>       when connecting my phone to my laptop via bluetooth, there may
>       have been icons for audio in the phone's bluetooth list. 
> Again, I'm not sure of the tablet's power comsumption for all this 
> bluetooth activity.  Could be high with so much bluetooth stuff going 
> on... 
> Jeffrey Mark Siskind wrote:
>> Will the N810 work with a bluetooth headset? Can it redirect all audio in/out
>> to a bluetooth headset? Can skype on the N810 work with a bluetooth headset?
>> Is A2DP supported?
>>     Jeff (http://www.ece.purdue.edu/~qobi)
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