How to pair your expensive car to your expensive phone

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JaguarBerryReview just pointed us to a handy application from RIM for an incredibly small sect of BlackBerry users: those who own a Land Rover LR2, Volvo S80 and V70 or Jaguar XK. This application, the Bluetooth Pairing Helper, supposedly eases the Bluetooth pairing process with your car as outlined in RIM’s knowledgebase. Outside of working with a microphone built into the car for voice calls, what other applications are there for Bluetooth in your ride? Music? Maybe some diagnostics?

  • Larry Vandagriff

    I have a 2007 Jaguar XK and a Blackberry Pearl (8830) that will not pair. The bluetooth Pairing Helper didn’t help.
    Any ideas other than get another phone?

    Thanks,

  • http://BlackberryCool Larry Vandagriff

    I have a 2007 Jaguar XK and a Blackberry Pearl (8830) that will not pair. The bluetooth Pairing Helper didn’t help.
    Any ideas other than get another phone?

    Thanks,

  • BErnd

    Hi
    well it only doesn’t help if you have a 7290 ( I know old model ). It does not support. I have a new Volvo V70 and a Blackberry 7290 and the download says the model is not supported

  • BErnd

    Hi
    well it only doesn’t help if you have a 7290 ( I know old model ). It does not support. I have a new Volvo V70 and a Blackberry 7290 and the download says the model is not supported

  • Paul Lerbo

    Does anyone know if the helper described above will assit in trasferring the address book to handsfree speakerphone on the Jag XK? I am able to make phone calls OK from the speakerphone but not to use the contacts list from the Blackberry. I have two Jags that pair up with the BB Storm ( the new one ) but when try transfer the contacts boo it fails. Any one heard of a solution fro this problem?

  • http://TransferringBBAddressbooktoJagXKbluetoothhandsfree Paul Lerbo

    Does anyone know if the helper described above will assit in trasferring the address book to handsfree speakerphone on the Jag XK? I am able to make phone calls OK from the speakerphone but not to use the contacts list from the Blackberry. I have two Jags that pair up with the BB Storm ( the new one ) but when try transfer the contacts boo it fails. Any one heard of a solution fro this problem?

  • kyle

    Own LR2 and Blackberry bold. Car will not talk to blackberry via bluwtooth. No luck downloading helper app, seems to go around in circles. Any ideas?

  • kyle

    Own LR2 and Blackberry bold. Car will not talk to blackberry via bluwtooth. No luck downloading helper app, seems to go around in circles. Any ideas?

  • Tom

    Just purchased XKR. I am able to get my blackberry 8310 to pair with the car. This will allow me make calls. However, I am unable to transfer the address book, and can’t seem to figure how to store numbers manually on the car. Anyone have any sucess transfer address book to their XK Jaguar?

  • Tom

    Just purchased XKR. I am able to get my blackberry 8310 to pair with the car. This will allow me make calls. However, I am unable to transfer the address book, and can’t seem to figure how to store numbers manually on the car. Anyone have any sucess transfer address book to their XK Jaguar?

  • marjilde

    I do have a jaguar xkr and a two year old blackberry 8310. I need a software update to make the blackberry compatible with my car but I don t know were to find the proper download

  • marjilde

    I do have a jaguar xkr and a two year old blackberry 8310. I need a software update to make the blackberry compatible with my car but I don t know were to find the proper download

  • robert

    kyle try the the code 2121

  • robert

    kyle try the the code 2121

  • Dave

    Hi,

    Just tried my new Blackberry 9700 with the XK. I started the XK searching and the blackberry listening. Paired with no problems at all.

  • Dave

    Hi,

    Just tried my new Blackberry 9700 with the XK. I started the XK searching and the blackberry listening. Paired with no problems at all.

  • Phil A

    I have a Blackberry Curve 8330 through Virgin Canada, I have email only, no data plan. RIM's Blackberry helper has to be downloaded through the Blackberry browser, no USB option. Virgin Canada says if I want to install it I have to buy a data plan for a month and since my plan “is no longer available I can't switch back” Don't know who sucks most, RIM or Virgin Canada (now Bell, who I left to get away from all their lack of caring for customers.