BlackBerry 8300 Bluetooth — Files, Pictures, & Stereo Headphones

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BlackBerry Curve bluetooth

As part of BlackBerry Cool’s quest to bring our readers the most in-depth coverage of the latest BlackBerry devices, we commissioned infamous “RogersDude69” to breakdown the BlackBerry 8300′s Bluetooth functionality, which unlike most BlackBerrys, isn’t crippled more than a one-legged pirate with termites. Although, as RogersDude69 is quick to point out, the experience isn’t always the best.

The BlackBerry Curve is the first BlackBerry to include an open OBEX protocal, allowing you to send and receive files from other devices using Bluetooth, to use the device as a remote control for your home theater system, as well as the ability to use a stereo Bluetooth Headset. This is really starting to become the one device that does everything I need it to.

Let’s start by compairing the Bluetooth Profiles from the Pearl to the Curve.

BlackBerry Pearl BlueTooth profile

BlackBerry Curve Bluetooth profile

As you can see, there’s more services for the Curve. The Audio Source Services is definitely for the Stereo Bluetooth. The A/V Remote Control Target is for using your Curve as.. A Remote Control. This has the potential to be used for your Laptop and your Presentations, and to control your home theater system in your house or in your car.

  • RogersDude69

    I should definitely get a billion points for finding that bug with the stereo bluetooth headset. :P

  • RogersDude69

    I should definitely get a billion points for finding that bug with the stereo bluetooth headset. :P

  • Eric

    uh – how about the most important part? can you sync over bt? does it have to have a microsoft stack? jeez, get with it!

  • Eric

    uh – how about the most important part? can you sync over bt? does it have to have a microsoft stack? jeez, get with it!

  • Aaron

    You can Sync over BlueTooth with the Pearl and other BlackBerry models already.

  • Aaron

    You can Sync over BlueTooth with the Pearl and other BlackBerry models already.

  • fuckeric

    @eric

    wtf are you a BB noob? This feature has been around forever ..

    please step away from your computer, and off yourself..

  • fuckeric

    @eric

    wtf are you a BB noob? This feature has been around forever ..

    please step away from your computer, and off yourself..

  • eric

    you can only sync if you have a microsoft stack on your pc which very few have. most have widcomm or broadcom drivers. off myself? are you 12?

  • eric

    you can only sync if you have a microsoft stack on your pc which very few have. most have widcomm or broadcom drivers. off myself? are you 12?

  • Ben Worobec

    That pirate simile was f******* brutal. Man up.

  • Ben Worobec

    That pirate simile was f******* brutal. Man up.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Simon

    You should’ve heard the one he wanted to use before that.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com Simon

    You should’ve heard the one he wanted to use before that.

  • flyguy

    Can someone please help me?I need to kno if and who i can transfer my phone numbers (address book)from the 8700 to the 8300

  • flyguy

    Can someone please help me?I need to kno if and who i can transfer my phone numbers (address book)from the 8700 to the 8300

  • flyguy

    Can someone please help me?I need to kno if and who i can transfer my phone numbers (address book)from the 8700 to the 8300

  • dhenbhoy

    Anyone know where I can get drivers for Blackerry 8300 – bluetooth : problem with an ES – 3881 + v.20 Blootooth USB adaptor plugged into a laptop ,, Acer Aspire .. loads and connects fine up until the point the software looks for a peripheral device driver – it goes and searches web ,, fails – asks for a disk – insert the disk that came with the blackberry but that also fails – cannot find the required driver in the disk ..

  • dhenbhoy

    Anyone know where I can get drivers for Blackerry 8300 – bluetooth : problem with an ES – 3881 + v.20 Blootooth USB adaptor plugged into a laptop ,, Acer Aspire .. loads and connects fine up until the point the software looks for a peripheral device driver – it goes and searches web ,, fails – asks for a disk – insert the disk that came with the blackberry but that also fails – cannot find the required driver in the disk ..

  • andrea

    My Blackberry Curve is wonderful except for the Bluetooth connectivity to my car’s handfree feature. I have a 2006 Acura TL with Navigation which supports Bluetooth connections with all cellphones. I had no problems in the past with my very basic Nokia phone; I did not have to do anything to allow a connection. It very frustrating that I do not instantly have a Bluetooth connection when I get in the car. If my phone is locked, the message that asks if I want to allow a connection does not even appear. I must go to Settings Options find Bluetooth and then wait for the connection. Lately the connection is sometimes even failing. Last night I could not get a Handsfree connection.

    I purchased this Blackberry Curve on January 4, 2008. What is going on? I drive a lot and do not want to have to think about giving handsfree permission to my phone each and every time I get into the car. I never had this problem before. HELP.

  • andrea

    My Blackberry Curve is wonderful except for the Bluetooth connectivity to my car’s handfree feature. I have a 2006 Acura TL with Navigation which supports Bluetooth connections with all cellphones. I had no problems in the past with my very basic Nokia phone; I did not have to do anything to allow a connection. It very frustrating that I do not instantly have a Bluetooth connection when I get in the car. If my phone is locked, the message that asks if I want to allow a connection does not even appear. I must go to Settings Options find Bluetooth and then wait for the connection. Lately the connection is sometimes even failing. Last night I could not get a Handsfree connection.

    I purchased this Blackberry Curve on January 4, 2008. What is going on? I drive a lot and do not want to have to think about giving handsfree permission to my phone each and every time I get into the car. I never had this problem before. HELP.

  • andrea

    My Blackberry Curve is wonderful except for the Bluetooth connectivity to my car’s handfree feature. I have a 2006 Acura TL with Navigation which supports Bluetooth connections with all cellphones. I had no problems in the past with my very basic Nokia phone; I did not have to do anything to allow a connection. It very frustrating that I do not instantly have a Bluetooth connection when I get in the car. If my phone is locked, the message that asks if I want to allow a connection does not even appear. I must go to Settings Options find Bluetooth and then wait for the connection. Lately the connection is sometimes even failing. Last night I could not get a Handsfree connection.

    I purchased this Blackberry Curve on January 4, 2008. What is going on? I drive a lot and do not want to have to think about giving handsfree permission to my phone each and every time I get into the car. I never had this problem before. HELP.

  • andrea

    My Blackberry Curve is wonderful except for the Bluetooth connectivity to my car’s handfree feature. I have a 2006 Acura TL with Navigation which supports Bluetooth connections with all cellphones. I had no problems in the past with my very basic Nokia phone; I did not have to do anything to allow a connection. It very frustrating that I do not instantly have a Bluetooth connection when I get in the car. If my phone is locked, the message that asks if I want to allow a connection does not even appear. I must go to Settings Options find Bluetooth and then wait for the connection. Lately the connection is sometimes even failing. Last night I could not get a Handsfree connection.

    I purchased this Blackberry Curve on January 4, 2008. What is going on? I drive a lot and do not want to have to think about giving handsfree permission to my phone each and every time I get into the car. I never had this problem before. HELP.

  • Wayne

    I have the same problem……any ideas?????

    thanks.

  • Wayne

    I have the same problem……any ideas?????

    thanks.

  • Wayne

    I have the same problem……any ideas?????

    thanks.

  • Norbert

    I’m having the same problem. Bluetooth conectivety has worked flawlessly with my car until a few day ago. Now, it doesn’t work at all. I have tried to reset everything and the car and phone find each other, then, as soon as I try to make a call it craps out.

    Whats going on???

  • Norbert

    I’m having the same problem. Bluetooth conectivety has worked flawlessly with my car until a few day ago. Now, it doesn’t work at all. I have tried to reset everything and the car and phone find each other, then, as soon as I try to make a call it craps out.

    Whats going on???

  • Norbert

    I’m having the same problem. Bluetooth conectivety has worked flawlessly with my car until a few day ago. Now, it doesn’t work at all. I have tried to reset everything and the car and phone find each other, then, as soon as I try to make a call it craps out.

    Whats going on???

  • http://www.edward-palonek.com/ Palonek

    Would low memory manager on a blackberry device delete the AD2P driver from the 8300? http://www.edward-palonek.com

  • http://www.edward-palonek.com/ Palonek

    Would low memory manager on a blackberry device delete the AD2P driver from the 8300? http://www.edward-palonek.com

  • http://www.edward-palonek.com/ Palonek

    Would low memory manager on a blackberry device delete the AD2P driver from the 8300? http://www.edward-palonek.com

  • http://www.edward-palonek.com/ Palonek

    Would low memory manager on a blackberry device delete the AD2P driver from the 8300? http://www.edward-palonek.com

  • http://www.edward-palonek.com/ Palonek

    Would low memory manager on a blackberry device delete the AD2P driver from the 8300? http://www.edward-palonek.com

  • http://www.edward-palonek.com Palonek

    Would low memory manager on a blackberry device delete the AD2P driver from the 8300? http://www.edward-palonek.com

  • JBJB2k4

    I can’t figure out how to send files from PC to Blackberry via bluetooth. And YES i’m a noob! MOstly I want to send pictures cuz i can send mp3s.

  • JBJB2k4

    I can’t figure out how to send files from PC to Blackberry via bluetooth. And YES i’m a noob! MOstly I want to send pictures cuz i can send mp3s.

  • Greg

    Did you ever find a solution. I’m having the same issue with my new 8310 and my 05 Range Rover. My previous Treo worked perfectly. The 8310 connects and dials but immediately drops the call when someone answers.

  • Greg

    Did you ever find a solution. I’m having the same issue with my new 8310 and my 05 Range Rover. My previous Treo worked perfectly. The 8310 connects and dials but immediately drops the call when someone answers.

  • Greg

    Did you ever find a solution. I’m having the same issue with my new 8310 and my 05 Range Rover. My previous Treo worked perfectly. The 8310 connects and dials but immediately drops the call when someone answers.

  • Judy

    I have a blackberry pearl curve 8300. I can’t get my bluetooth to work. I am new to this. How do you get this to work. Thanks

  • Judy

    I have a blackberry pearl curve 8300. I can’t get my bluetooth to work. I am new to this. How do you get this to work. Thanks

  • Judy

    I have a blackberry pearl curve 8300. I can’t get my bluetooth to work. I am new to this. How do you get this to work. Thanks

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  • http://www.dailytimes.co.uk/ The Daily Times

    An interesting view of the automotive industry. Where do you see the future of the industry, will it ever recover or will there be major casulties?

  • http://www.dailytimes.co.uk The Daily Times

    An interesting view of the automotive industry. Where do you see the future of the industry, will it ever recover or will there be major casulties?

  • Frances

    I am having problems with the bluetooth on my blackberry 8300 I can send files to other phones but not receive – can anyone help with this?

  • Frances

    I am having problems with the bluetooth on my blackberry 8300 I can send files to other phones but not receive – can anyone help with this?

  • Ahsan

    Frances i dont know if you have figured out till now or not, but you can recieve files by going to media and then selecting recieve files option.

    hope it helps.

    cheers!