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      09-18-2012, 03:28 AM   #1
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blackberry connection on F20

Hi all

I am expecting my F20 in a few weeks time and my Blackberry torch phone comes off plan in a month. I am not sure if I keep the Blackberry or go for the Iphone5.

Any advise would be appreciated

Has anyone connected a Blackberry torch to their F20 via bluetooth?

Are there any tricks that need to be done during the pairing process and does the phone's contact list come up on the display.

I have optioned the Pro nav and connectivity
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      09-18-2012, 03:50 AM   #2
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I use a (business) Blackberry Torch and a (personal) iPhone4s on my F20 and F07. Both connect seamlessly for bluetooth connectivity, contacts and in the case of the F07, for various enhanced features as it has the Premium HDD Professional SatNav/Connectivity. You will have no problem connecting the Torch to the F20 via bluetooth or an optional Y-Cable if you need to charge etc.

No specific tricks for pairing, its pretty straight forward. The phonebook comes up on display and can be operated via the iDrive and also the steering controls.

If you're considering the future, I would suggest the iPhone5 will be a good choice as it will come with a quite awesome i0S6 Turn-By-Turn navigation and improved Siri Voice Search (that unlike the Blackberry) can be quite useful both with or without your car's integrated system. BMW has been forging links with Apple and i believe you will find more Apps and integrated systems going forward (some of which may require additional hardware and retrofits in older cars)

It is all down to personal choice and budget, there have been considerable improvements on the Android front too, but at this time its hard to back RIM when they have bene paring back the consumer-business and focussing only on enterprise-solutions (menaing you will see less exciting developments for people like us in the car)
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      09-18-2012, 07:40 AM   #3
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I'm using f20 with bbs, one running 7.0, second running 7.1. Both are working very well, quick sync of contacts, even the teleservices works...
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I'm operating 2 x BB's (Bold for work and Torch as personal one) both work perfectly with fast Bluetooth switching between the two phones, both display full phone books, plays e-mails and SMS messages.... It will also play and display music via Bluetooth.

But I'm just about to sign up to the iPhone 5 dark side to make full use of the dedicated BMW Apps
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But I'm just about to sign up to the iPhone 5 dark side to make full use of the dedicated BMW Apps


Yes, that is one of the reasons I am also considering the Iphone5

If anyones get a new ipone5 in the next few weeks, let me know how it works in their 1er
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