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SMS text messaging via Bluetooth

I have a BB Curve 8310 and have just purchased a Garmin Nuvi 760 GPS.  The phone and phonebook functions paired just fine via Bluetooth but I wish to also send and receive text messages hands-free through the Garmin.  The GPS supports this function but I cannot find anything about whether or not my phone does or if it does how to turn it on.  Does anyone know whether or not the 8310 supports Bluetooth SMS text messaging?  If it does not, is there anyway to upgrade or download something that will make it do so?

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Re: SMS text messaging via Bluetooth

It does not support sending SMS via the Bluetooth. There is no upgrade to allow that, and I am not aware of any third party application which would enable it, either.


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Re: SMS text messaging via Bluetooth


here is the SMS feature available in that Garmin model :
  • Bluetooth connection between the Garmin and a mobile phone
  • when the mobile phone receives an SMS, the SMS can be duisplayed on the Garmin screen.
  • a SMS can be composed on the Garmin, then an order can be given to the mobile phone to send the SMS

basically, the Garmin works like a remote control for your mobile phone, nothing more.

I do not know if the Curve is compatible with that feature.

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