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[Q] Mini Bluetooth Keyboards

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By NoDataFound, Senior Member on 4th October 2010, 08:18 AM
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Has anyone considered using somethig like this? If so... w
What details can you provide?

Looking at this:

Or this
4th October 2010, 08:58 AM |#2  
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you should look into Android and bluetooth HID support. A lot of bluetooth keyboards require you to use HID bluetooth profile (which is actually a pretty standard thing) but Android doesnt natively support it.

It looks like theres a way to manually get HID bluetooth keyboards to work by typing in some command switches and maybe writing a script to semi-automate it. Or there is a for-pay program y ou can download but reviews seem to suggest it may not be reliable and might be buggy.

So in short, if the keyboard uses HID bluetooth (like my stowaway/igo bluetooth keyboard) it wont work out of the box with our phones. It'll see and try to pair, but thats the end of it.

Quite sad really, as my 5 year old Dell Axim winmo phone could do it, and so does the iphone/ipad/ipod as of a few updates back...
4th October 2010, 10:01 AM |#3  
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Apparantly the galaxy s 2.2 supports HID according to an xda member ^_^
4th October 2010, 04:07 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by oswade

Apparantly the galaxy s 2.2 supports HID according to an xda member ^_^

thats great! I hadn't seen that. Too bad we don't have official 2.2 yet, could've been very useful for me personally too, as I'm going oversees for 1 month next week, and am going to try and not be bring a laptop.
6th October 2010, 03:06 AM |#5  
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I sent mine back to Amazon for a refund. I truly wish it worked, the keypad is almost the same dimensions as my phone and feels decent for a keypad. But I have a HTC Incredible and the device driver won't work with the Incredible's lousy Bluetooth stack.
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