[Q] Paired But Not Connected?
Even with "speach to text," my phone's 4" screen was too small to safely do much when mounted on the dash of my truck. My iPad's 10" screen was too big to mount on the dashboard. A 7" screen works. Plus, I can carry it on my belt.
My first Samsung Galaxy Tab was so useful that I locked it up twice in the first 4 days with Google Navigate, speach to text with my bluetooth headset to enter web addresses, answer emails, etc. My second one crashed apps like the browser when I overloaded it by multi-tasking.
With Mobile Hotspot enabled on my (EVO 4g) phone, Navigation on the HTC Flyer could be guide me to an address, then the phone would ring, and I'd be driving around in circles. So I took the Flyer back to Best Buy and got an HTC EVO View from Sprint. (I suppose I could have got a MiFi device, but the monthly charge would be higher.)
I used the Rocketfish case I bought for the Flye and, my old Droid X's dash mount (with the help of a hacksaw and some JB Weld) to mount the EVO View just above the radio on my dashboard. I discovered the cab is too noisy for the EVO View's built in microphones at dashboard distance. (And I am kind of kicking myself in the behind for not figuring that out before I took the Flyer back.)
The next step was to sideload the Vlingo app to get around Google Voice Search's lack of Bluetooth support. I paired five different bluetooth headsets to The HTC EVO View. Two of them connected to Media Audio, but none would connect the to the bluetooth headset microphone.
Sprint's Technical Support tried to be helpful. But all they could do was suggest taking it back to the Sprint store. The guy at HTC's Technical Support was able to round-up an EVO View, a HTC Flyer, and several bluetooth headsets. He called me back to tell me he got the same results I got.
So I went to the Sprint store. We paired all of my headsets to the Evo View on display and none connected beyond Media Audio. I pointed out that Sprint's website lists several bluetooth headsets for use with the EVO View. So they paired a couple of the listed headsets and none would connect with anything but Media Audio. (But all of the bluetooth headsets we tried easily paired for microphone input on the keyboard of the Samsung Galaxy Tab.)
Sprint's Customer Retention Department agreed to recommend a disclaimer on their website if my accusation that they are misleading Sprint customers about Bluetooth on the HTC EVO View turns out to be true.
The guy at HTC's Technical Service told me their internal documents indicate the device has A2DP Support (Media Audio), but he found nothing indicating HFP Support (Hands Free Profile). By providing pairing instructions without a disclaimer about the tablet's lack of HFP Support, I believe HTC is misleading customers. Anyway, he promised to get back to me on Thursday with HTC's "response" to this.
So I have two questions: Is anyone else bothered by this?
And for anyone qualified to answer: Is it possible to get Bluetooth HFP (voice) Support on the HTC EVO View / Flyer with an app or a hack?