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#1 of 533 Bluetooth and the new (2007) Camry
Apr 08, 2006 (8:12 am)
One feature of the 2007 Camry is Bluetooth capability - let's talk about that here.
#2 of 533 Re: Bluetooth and the new (2007) Camry [pat]
Apr 08, 2006 (3:09 pm)
Post up your phone make and model....I will do my best to provide some insight into compatibility and which functions will work (just voice, address book, etc...)
To kick this off, here is a basic breakdown of the technology:
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology used to create PANs (Personal Area Networks) among your devices, and with other nearby devices.
Bluetooth allows you to leave your phone in your pocket, while talking on your phone with a Bluetooth headset - with no wires. You can also exchange contact or scheduling information with other Bluetooth-enabled phones nearby, or send such information to a nearby Bluetooth-enabled printer.
Another common use is to give your laptop computer or PDA wireless high-speed Internet access via Bluetooth and your phone.
Many newer automobiles also have Bluetooth, which can interface with a phone in a pocket, to allow automatic hands-free phone capability.
More innovative uses include playing a game against someone with a similar phone nearby, or using a special Bluetooth pen to send SMS messages by simply writing them on paper.
Bluetooth functionality is divided into separate types of connections known as "profiles". Each of the various scenarios outlined above involve a different profile. Not all Bluetooth devices support all profiles.
For example, most phones support the Headset and Handsfree profiles, for connecting the phones to headsets and car kits, respectively. But not all phones support the Object Exchange (OBEX) profile, which lets you transfer files (like photos and video clips) to and from other devices. OBEX is also needed for using address with your car. Another profile supported by only some phones is Dial-Up Networking (DUN), which lets you connect a laptop or PDA to the Internet via the phone. Other optional profiles support connecting to printers and keyboards, for example.
Bluetooth is named for the 10th century Viking King Harald Bluetooth, a Danish king who conquered Norway.
#3 of 533 Treo 650 (Verizon)?
Apr 08, 2006 (3:25 pm)
I have a Treo 650 from Verizon. Can someone tell me what features will work with the 2007 Camry's Bluetooth? Thanks -
#4 of 533 Re: Treo 650 (Verizon)? [babyrocket]
Apr 08, 2006 (3:40 pm)
According to Verizon, it will work for sending and recieving calls, stereo mute, and signal level display. It will not support the OEM car bluetooth (made by Denso) object exchange and will not transfer your phone book.
#5 of 533 Cingular Blackberry 8700c
Apr 08, 2006 (6:53 pm)
What can you tell me about the Blackberry 8700c on Cingular. I believe that it should work better than the 7290 model. Thanks!
#6 of 533 Re: Cingular Blackberry 8700c [rscotts54]
Apr 09, 2006 (3:18 am)
Unfortunately, your 8700c, just like my 8100g does not support anyything other than headset/handsfree profile. You will be able to pair it with the car and send/recieve call, but that is about it. I may be getting a Nokia 9300 which supports address book transfer.
#7 of 533 Re: Treo 650 (Verizon)? [fsowirles]
Apr 09, 2006 (4:15 am)
I tried to pair my Verizon Treo 650 w/ my 2007 Camry and was not successful. What happens is that I punch to code into the Treo and the screen on the Camry nav system doesn't acknowledge that it's paired. I can make a call and the bluetooth works, but once I hang up the call - the connection is gone. I was assuming that Verizon had some how "crippled" the 650's bluetooth, but according to this it seems it should work. Any ideas?
#8 of 533 Re: Treo 650 (Verizon)? [mitchjav]
Apr 09, 2006 (5:18 am)
Is your phone set to be 'discoverable'? Have you enabled the car as a 'friendly' connection? Your Treo may you different terms, but they should be similar. Essentially you are configuring the phone to recognize the car as an allowed connection and should maintain the bluetooth link. Verizon has 'crippled' the Object Push meaning you can not use your phone book with the car's voice dialing. Rumor is that they are in FOA (first office application) testing to release new software allowing you to take full advantage of the bluetooth functionality. The problem is that Verizon has the longest testing baselines of any carrier, so don't hold your breath.
#9 of 533 Cingular Blackberry 8700c
Apr 09, 2006 (7:28 am)
fsowireless: Just to double-check... I successfully transfer my address book from my Blackberry 8700c using a Parrot Kit. Shouldn't it work with the Camry?
#10 of 533 Re: Cingular Blackberry 8700c [rscotts54]
Apr 09, 2006 (8:01 am)
Hmm, I thought the 8700 did not have OPP. That is good to know. According to Blackberry.com and Cingular.com the 8700 will only support headset profile, not object push or data transfer/sync.