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    Why So Much? Socket Bluetooth Card...

    Socket Bluetooth Card

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    I have one of these, and im at the end of my teather with it. The software is a joke. So unstable.

    What i want to know is why the hell is it so expensive?

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    It's on Expansys, thats why

    Not just get a USB dongle for £8.92?
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=340124

    or if you *need* a CF card, how about this one for £29.96?
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...roductID=53461

    I had a BlueTake v1 card a few years back, it only had PocketPC drivers at the time, but eh new ones have wirk in Windows too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vini View Post
    Socket Bluetooth Card
    I have one of these, and im at the end of my teather with it. The software is a joke. So unstable.
    What i want to know is why the hell is it so expensive?
    One word. Nokia. For a while, Nokia sold their own Bluetooth adapters, and would not certify their phones as working with ANYONE else's BT stack. They spun off the Nokia branded BT card business to Socket, and for ages their phones (especially the basic business phones) STILL wouldn't work with anyone else's BT cards/dongles (as anyone who tried to get a 6310 to work with anything else, like the onboard BT in a Dell Latitude would tell you). Later firmware upgrades to the phones allowed a broader range of compatibility, but a phone with older firmware must either be upgraded or use a Socket card to have a hope of working properly.

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    Worked fine with all my other phones (previous being k750) just this k800, seems to want to send too much data, as it kind of spazzes out then crashes mid transfer (at random times)

    I have tried cheap usb dongles using just the windows software and theyre fine, same for a Sitecom PCMCIA thing.

    What i like about the Socket one is it fits plush in the PCMCIA slot, leaving nothing sticking out.

    I even like the software, its just its unstable with the k800 :/


    might drop em an email.

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    You didn't say it was just with one device you were having problems

    Could eqally be sorted on later K800 firmware. Might be worth giving both SE and socket an email

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