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Wireless Networking over Bluetooth for Palm OS

Wireless Networking over Bluetooth for Palm OS

Article ID: 14998

Download & Install:

Windows Mac

Description & Features

Released Posted June 14, 2005

Reason For This Update

When you pair your Palm device with a compatible Bluetooth phone, you can:

  • Send and receive SMS (text) messages
  • Send and receive email
  • Browse the web
  • Dial phone numbers in Contacts
  • Send and receive MMS (photo and video) messages Zire 72 only
  • Send and receive SMS (text) messages
  • Send and receive email
  • Browse the web
  • Dial phone numbers in Contacts
  • Send and receive MMS (photo and video) messages Zire 72 only
  • Send and receive SMS (text) messages
  • Send and receive email
  • Browse the web
  • Dial phone numbers in Contacts
  • Send and receive MMS (photo and video) messages Zire 72 only

Your device is compatible with a number of phones and service providers out of the box. This update provides compatibility with new phones and more service providers.

Note: Additional mobile network services may be required and are not supplied in this update. For example, in order to do MMS messaging, you must have MMS services on your mobile account. Check with your mobile service provider for more information. Moreover, applications required for some of the above features may not be included with all handhelds, and must be purchased separately. Check your handheld's user guide or specifications for more information.

System Requirements

This update is intended for the following devices only:

  • LifeDrive
  • Tungsten T5
  • Tungsten T3
  • Tungsten T2
  • Tungsten T
  • Tungsten E2
  • Tungsten E (connect to the phone with InfraRed (IR) only)
  • Zire 72
  • Zire 71 (connect to the phone with InfraRed (IR) only)

Note: This update is not compatible with the Palm Bluetooth Card, Palm's Mobile Internet Kit, or Palm's Mobile Connectivity Software. Phone Link Update is not compatible with the Palm Tungsten W.

Supported Bluetooth Phones

This release includes support for the following phones with Bluetooth wireless technology.

Palm
  • Treo 650*
Motorola
  • V3*
  • V500*
  • V525*
  • V551*
  • V600*
Nokia
  • 3230*
  • 3650*
  • 6230*
  • 6310
  • 6310i
  • 6600*
  • 6630*
  • 6670*
  • 6820*
  • 7600*
  • 7610*
  • 7650*
  • 8910
  • 8910i
Siemens
  • S55
  • S56
  • S65
Sony-Ericsson
  • K700i
  • P900*
  • P910i*
  • S700i
  • T610
  • T616
  • T630
  • T68i
  • V800
  • Z600

* Due to certain limitations in certain phones, your handheld may not provide complete functionality when paired with these phones. See the Release Notes for more information.

Download & Install

Windows

Phone_Link_Update_v3_BT.zip (0.3 MB)

  1. Download: Phone_Link_Update_v3_BT.zip (0.302MB ZIP)
  2. Unzip the file you downloaded. Note the location to which the file is extracted. Inside the extracted file, there will be one folder named Phone_Link_Update_BT_Jun05. Inside that folder, there are five Palm OS files.
  3. Launch Quick Install: from the Windows Start menu, select Programs, then Palm (or Palm), then Palm Quick Install. (Note: if you do not see Quick Install, simply launch Palm Desktop and select the Install Tool icon).
  4. In the Install window, select the correct user name from the User list.
  5. Drag and drop these files into the Handheld portion of the Install window:
    • MoHiSp1Lib.prc
    • NMSCPT.prc
    • PMHDB.pdb
    • PMNDB.pdb
    • UPDD.prc
  6. Close the Install window.
  7. Perform a HotSync operation to install the files on your device.
  8. Important: After synchronization is complete, perform a soft reset on your device.
  9. Now, when you use the Bluetooth Manager application on your device, you will see the phones mentioned above. Use the Bluetooth Manager to pair with your mobile phone and enjoy wireless connectivity over Bluetooth.

Mac

Phone_Link_Update_v3_BT.sit (0.3 MB)

  1. Download: Phone_Link_Update_v3.sit (0.302MB StuffIt archive)
  2. Your Mac's web browser should automatically expand the file into a folder that contains six Palm OS files. If your Mac's web browser does not expand the downloaded file automatically, you will need to use an expansion utility such as Allume StuffIt Expander to decompress the file. Inside the decompressed file, there will be one folder named Phone_Link_Update_BT_Jun05. Inside that folder, there are six Palm OS files.
  3. On your Mac, locate the Send to Handheld droplet. This is placed on your Mac desktop when you install the software from your Palm device's CD-ROM. If you deleted or misplaced the droplet, you can find the original droplet here: (Mac Hard Drive) : Applications : Palm
  4. Drag and drop these files onto the Send to Handheld droplet:
    • MoHiSp1Lib.prc
    • NMSCPT.prc
    • PMHDB.pdb
    • PMNDB.pdb
    • UPDD.prc
  5. Perform a HotSync operation to install the files on your device.
  6. Important: After synchronization is complete, perform a soft reset on your device.
  7. Now, when you use the Bluetooth Manager application on your device, you will see the phones mentioned above. Use the Bluetooth Manager to pair with your mobile phone and enjoy wireless connectivity over Bluetooth.

Release Notes

Due to certain limitations in the phone's features, Palm cannot provide some functionality when paired with certain phones, as described below:

  • Motorola v3, v500, v525, v551, and v600:
    • The maximum size of the SMS that can be sent is 160 characters. Any SMS larger than 160 characters (also called multi-part SMS) will be truncated
  • Nokia 3650:
    • Cannot download SMS from the phone to the handheld
    • The maximum size of the SMS that can be sent is 160 characters. Any SMS larger than 160 characters (also called multi-part SMS) will be truncated
  • Nokia 3230, 6600, 6630, 6670, 7600, 7610 and 7650:
    • Cannot download SMS from the phone to the handheld
  • Nokia 6230 and 6820:
    • When paired with Nokia 6230 and Nokia 6820, SMS and Dialing from the handheld are not supported on the following devices: Tungsten T3, T2, T; Zire 72; and Palm Bluetooth Card. Note: SMS and Dialing are supported on other devices, such as Tungsten T5, E2; and LifeDrive
  • Treo 650
    • Pair your device to get wireless Internet connectivity over Bluetooth.
    • When paired with Treo 650, you cannot download SMS messages or dial numbers from Contacts on your device. Treo 650 provides a great interface and display to perform these functions on the smartphone itself.
  • Sony-Ericsson P900, P910i
    • Not supported for Tungsten T, T2, T3, E; Zire 71, 72; Palm Bluetooth Card
    • Supported for Tungsten T5, E2 and LifeDrive for dialing from Contacts and Internet connection.
    • SMS messages cannot be sent and received when paired with P900 or P910i.