have no idea what this software is and what its capabilities are. I’m thinking
it has something to do with being wireless. Do you know how this software works
and if it costs me anything? There was nothing in my manual about this
You’re quite right, Bluetooth is a wireless technology.
I actually have mixed feelings about it, because my early experiences with
it … well, to be frank, they sucked. But I hear things are getting
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Bluetooth is a short-distance wireless technology. Short distance I
believe is defined as around 10 feet. For example in your case you might be
able to purchase a Bluetooth wireless headset that will work with your phone.
Very nifty in concept, and I know of several people who’re quite happy with
Some phones use Bluetooth to connect to your PC for data synchronization or
for using your cell phone as a modem. Therein lies my earlier suckage. My old
Nokia 3650 cell phone used Bluetooth for this purpose. Now, it might well have
been a Windows related issue, but the synchronization connection was very
touchy and difficult to establish, and I never was able to get the phone to act
as a modem.
When I changed cellular carriers I also changed phones … I now have a Treo
600 which uses a good, old-fashioned and reliable cable. The Treo 650, which
just came out, is now Bluetooth enabled, and I’ve been hearing good things
about it as well, so perhaps things have gotten better.
One place I am relatively happy with Bluetooth is my wireless keyboard and
mouse, which both use it. Well … except that after playing a certain on-line
game for too long, the Bluetooth controller locks up and I have to reboot my
So I guess you could say that my experience with Bluetooth has been spotty,
at best. But it’s promising technology, and I think it’s just taking a while
for the bugs and issues to be worked out.