05-23-2012 07:41 PM
05-23-2012 09:09 PM
I was really hoping that I'd be able to use the PlayBook as a Remote Terminal. It's able to discover the RovingNetworks RN-42-SM BlueTooth Module but it's clear that SSP/DUN is not supported.
It would be nice to be able to treat it like an character file device and just read or write to it. Parsing a serial character stream to pull out data and throw it up in a dialog box or on the main form is all I really need to do. That and maybe send a few strings of characters based on a button press event.
For now I guess the PlayBook will just sit on the shelf and gather dust.
05-26-2012 09:49 PM
05-26-2012 11:08 PM
What I've been able to discover is that Blackberry Bridge uses SPP. And there's a fair bit of security around it to prevent people snooping at the RF level to decode what goes between the tablet and the phone.
The Globe and Mail had an extensive article this Saturday about the projected layoffs at RIM as they restructure due to falling sales. Apparently even software people will be let go.
So the real question is whether the low cost PlayBooks are priced to recover as much from excess inventory or if it's a strategic decision to get as many PlayBooks out there as possible to build momentum.
If it's to unload inventory I can't see them putting effort into adding features but allowing SPP access with fopen() calls for developers does open up the device for a lot of applications. At the $200 price tag.
08-06-2012 11:22 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
08-06-2012 12:09 PM
My Playbook has been sitting on the shelf for the last few months so I've lost track of how to get to:
" 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"
Would you please post a link to the CASCAD? I'm not even sure where to look. Thanks.
The project that was going to use BlueTooth has been redesigned to now use a WiFi module but I'm laying out the board to also accept the BlueTooth module just in case. The board layout won't start until I have all the hardware bits on hand to ensure there isn't any mechanical interference since the target package is pretty small.
08-07-2012 11:55 AM
Ah, I understand it now. You are referring to:
Are you suggesting this library from the Blackberry 10 OS will work with the Playbook 2.0 OS?
This folder does not contain the btapi/btspp.h
I could certainly copy the OS10 folder with the btapi.h but that doesn't add the library for the Playbook that actually holds those functions.