OS 4.3 packing stereo Bluetooth support?

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BluetoothKevin has had a chance to play around with OS 4.3 on the BlackBerry 8100 and found that it supports A2DP, a feature previously found only on the Curve and later Pearl models. As a guy who’s stuck listening to podcasts on the dinky mono earbud with his Pearl, I’m pretty excited about the news. With any luck the stereo Bluetooth support will also hit the 8800 whenever OS 4.3.1 becomes publicly available.

  • ljbad4life

    Ummm my sprint 8830 has had a2dp (stereo bluetooth) since it was launched in july with os 4.2

  • ljbad4life

    Ummm my sprint 8830 has had a2dp (stereo bluetooth) since it was launched in july with os 4.2

  • Dan The Man

    Yep, this is right.

  • Dan The Man

    Yep, this is right.

  • icantremember

    umm…
    ive got bluetooth stereo on my 8830 (since upgraded OS, but had it from the beginning)…

  • icantremember

    umm…
    ive got bluetooth stereo on my 8830 (since upgraded OS, but had it from the beginning)…

  • icantremember

    umm…
    ive got bluetooth stereo on my 8830 (since upgraded OS, but had it from the beginning)…

  • Paul

    I’m actually not sure if the update came out for the GSM version of the phone (8800), but the latest 4.2.2 update for the 8830 already added A2DP. I’ve been using it on mine for months. Hope it helps.

  • Paul

    I’m actually not sure if the update came out for the GSM version of the phone (8800), but the latest 4.2.2 update for the 8830 already added A2DP. I’ve been using it on mine for months. Hope it helps.

  • Michael

    I just purchased the Plantronics Voyager 855, and it works well with my Verizon Wireless 8830. All controls work:
    - Music controls: start/stop, next/previous track, volume, etc.
    - Call controls: answer, voicedial, redial, mute, etc.

    Audio quality is not great, though it’s light and comfortable. Enjoy.

  • Michael

    I just purchased the Plantronics Voyager 855, and it works well with my Verizon Wireless 8830. All controls work:
    - Music controls: start/stop, next/previous track, volume, etc.
    - Call controls: answer, voicedial, redial, mute, etc.

    Audio quality is not great, though it’s light and comfortable. Enjoy.

  • Zoro

    Where is this update for the BB 8100 ??? Its almost a year later and still no stereo bluetooth support for the 8100

  • Zoro

    Where is this update for the BB 8100 ??? Its almost a year later and still no stereo bluetooth support for the 8100