Linked by Eugenia Loli on Fri 18th May 2007 07:44 UTC
Internet & Networking Most of my readers know that I love cellphones, PDAs and gadgets. Many of these gadgets do not have WiFi in them, but they do support the PAN-client Bluetooth profile which allows them to get wireless internet connectivity (e.g. the Palm Treo). To achieve this, you need to have a PAN-server. And this what Anycom's EDR-AP Bluetooth Access Point is all about.
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not for some WM5 pdas
by csynt on Fri 18th May 2007 08:45 UTC
csynt
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2006-03-19

Too bad that some WM5 devices (like Axim X51) have the MS Bluetooth stack and they don't support the PAN.

The nice thing about the BT (on the PDAs) is that consumes less energy than the wifi.

Note that in the case of the Axim X51v there is a broadcom-bt-stack replacement project (on aximsite.com) but I it does not work for me , -I have the dlink BT AP.

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RE: not for some WM5 pdas
by Eugenia on Fri 18th May 2007 08:47 UTC in reply to "not for some WM5 pdas"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

The Windcomm stack works with the Anycom EDR-AP (when using the PAN profile, DUN connectivity is still buggy in the AP's March2007 firmware). However, it still is more compatible than other BT APs in the market. But of course, this comes at a steeper price.

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Nice device
by Laurence on Fri 18th May 2007 10:30 UTC
Laurence
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2007-03-26

This looks like a great piece of kit, however it's a little pointless for it's price (150+) given that if you have 150+ to spare then you may as well spend a third of that price on a higher model phone/etc which does support wifi (especially as wifi enabled mobile devices are a growing trend)

Edited 2007-05-18 10:32

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RE: Nice device
by Eugenia on Fri 18th May 2007 10:48 UTC in reply to "Nice device"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

I agree that the device is too expensive. It shouldn't cost more than $100.

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BT != BT
by memson on Fri 18th May 2007 11:48 UTC
memson
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2006-01-01

When I read BT I hear "British Telecom" in my head. BT actually rebranded/named themselves to BT a few years ago... so look at this page

http://www.productsandservices.bt.com/consumerProducts/displayTopic...

It's talking about BT hubs and such, but not the ones you guys are ;-)

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RE: BT != BT
by Eugenia on Fri 18th May 2007 11:55 UTC in reply to "BT != BT "
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

BT is how Bluetooth is called for short amongst geeks. And this is a geek site, not a UK site, and the article is about Bluetooth in the first place (I am more careful how I abbreviate it when the article/post is not about Bluetooth). Get used to it please. ;)
Even in two of my screenshots the UI people of their respective companies called Bluetooth as BT (the Windows and M600i shots).

Edited 2007-05-18 12:10

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RE[2]: BT != BT
by memson on Fri 18th May 2007 13:27 UTC in reply to "RE: BT != BT "
memson Member since:
2006-01-01

Hey look, BT the company (as in bt.com) were pretty stupid in naming themselves as such. They win no prizes. But BT is synonymous with them in the UK. What can you do? I personally think that they should have kept the name "British Telecom"... oh, well.

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