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01-13-2012 11:21 PM
I'm currently looking to get/send data over a serial link using SPP as a raw serial connection.
Is this possible at all?
I do currently have my Playbook paired to the device, but the Playbook is not reporting any services being available.
I just want to use this BlueTooth connection as a bidirectional serial connection if that is at all possible
01-14-2012 11:33 AM
01-16-2012 04:31 PM
Here is the feature request in JIRA:
Unfortunately it is "Closed for future consideration". Vote for it, let's hope RIM reconsiders!
04-01-2012 05:12 AM
I've just bought a Playbook and have half a plan to port my company's app from iOS to it. However, it requires Bluetooth and without support in the NDK, it's out of the question. I'm almost completely new to the world of Blackberry, so I'd really appreciate some answers to a couple of questions:
1) from previous experience, is it likely that Blackberry will ever add Bluetooth to the NDK?
2) is the JIRA issue referenced above typical? As in, the suggestion is closed with no meaningful interaction on the part of Blackberry, in fact no comment at all. It seems like abysmal developer relations to me.
Personally I think Bluetooth is really important, especially in healthcare field where the Bluetooth folks are being really progressive in accommodating and standardising medical applications. It's a pity the Playbook doesn't support BT4.0 but there's still a lot that can be done with 2.1 and it seems very odd that Blackberry wouldn't want to be a part of it.
08-06-2012 11:17 AM
A bluetooth API is available in the beta 2 CASCAD
there is no documentation but there is a header file
\ target_10_0_6_384 \ qnx6 \ usr \ include \ btapi
with a class btspp.h
with Bluetooth Serial Port (spp) functionality
08-07-2012 06:31 AM
Thanks very much for the info!
With the BB10 delay there's no way that my employer will be interested in putting any effort into Blackberry at the moment, but I'll have a look at it out of interest.