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Bluetooth and 8350

Icyhot

Oct 29, 2007, 11:03 PM
Hey I am new to Verizon and wanted to ask a question. Why can I not send and recv pictures from another BT enabled device with this phone?? Is it not supported (per everything I have read it is supported)? Are there special drivers and things needed to accomplish this? Many thanks.
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SystemShock

Oct 30, 2007, 2:40 AM
I was able to send pictures from the 8350 to my gfriend's MacBook laptop (though it was a pain in the ass, with a lot of 'mother may I' permissions and being in the right mode -type crap involved on both the phone end and the laptop end), but I wasn't able to send pics from the MacBook to the 8350 for some reason. ☹️

Maybe you can, and I just haven't stumbled on the correct 'mother may I' step for that one yet. πŸ™„

Frankly, I'm a little disappointed... my old VZW Nokia 6256 was able to transfer files via bluetooth with WAAAY less annoyance than this. I have a feeling most ppl are going to forego the hassle and just transfer files via microSD card and a reader... it's just quicker and easier.

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Icyhot

Oct 30, 2007, 3:36 AM
Totally agree with everything you say. Thats why I am not giving up my N95 on AT&T. I could send pictures I took with the 8350 to my XP pc, but not my Vista pc. Nor could I send to my N95 or K550. So the XP could recieve, but there was no way I could get anything to send to the 8350. Guess I will browse walmart and see if they have a card reader, since both the 8350 and N95 take the same microSD card.

Thank you very much for your input. On a side note, how is the T9 input on this phone? Thinking of adding a msg package, but if its gonna revert back to iTap (or something of that nature) and you have to change it back to the T9 for every msg, I may just bypass that portion.
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SystemShock

Oct 30, 2007, 2:30 PM
The T9 is fine... its fast, as the keypad/keys are well-shaped and responsive.

There are two minor annoyances though:

1- The default text entry method is 'non-predictive text' (what Verizon calls 'Abc')... to change the default to T9/predictive text entry, go into the menus, go to Messaging, select Settings (left soft key/shoulder button), select Entry Mode, then select 'Word' (which is what Verizon calls T9/predictive text).

Btw, there is no iTap on LGs... iTap is a Motorola thing.

2- The other annoyance can't be fixed, sadly. With predictive text entry, there are sometimes multiple words that can come up from the combination of keystrokes you input, and the phone will give you the most common word, which may not be the one you ...
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Icyhot

Nov 2, 2007, 12:56 PM
I figured out how you add words to your dictionary so you dont always have to switch to the Abc mode. Just add the new word to your quick text list and then it will show up in the T9 mode from then on out.
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SystemShock

Nov 2, 2007, 1:24 PM
Icyhot said:
I figured out how you add words to your dictionary so you dont always have to switch to the Abc mode. Just add the new word to your quick text list and then it will show up in the T9 mode from then on out.

That's helpful, but still nowhere near as good as the Nokia UI, where they have lists of matches already set up.

Thanks for info though, should come in handy.
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Icyhot

Nov 2, 2007, 4:24 PM
Its not Nokia that does that, at least not on GSM. You have to cycle thru the words. Sony Ericsson however gives you a list. They each have their perks.
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SystemShock

Nov 2, 2007, 8:28 PM
I dunno... my old Nokia 6256i (CDMA) certainly did it, and I was very glad it did. 😎

I just wish more phones did. It made texting so much more pleasurable.
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Icyhot

Nov 3, 2007, 2:05 AM
I've had 7 Nokia's on TDMA/GSM and they were all the same. Maybe its a carrier thing. But adding words to the dictionary via the Quick Text on the 8350 has definitely made texting more enjoyable. Now you wanna talk about easy texting, I have a BT keyboard that works with my N95. Nothing can beat that.
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SystemShock

Nov 3, 2007, 12:04 PM
Wow, you have an N95 and are still coming over to CDMA?

GSM must not have worked out so great for you, that is one fully-featured phone we're talkin' here.
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Icyhot

Nov 3, 2007, 2:36 PM
Oh no worries. I'll never give up my N95. I added Verizon as my 2nd phone because my daughter has Verizon and my girlfriend as well so it helps them save on minutes and texts. I've been GSM since it changed from TDMA and I'm not ever leaving.
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SystemShock

Nov 3, 2007, 11:46 PM
Ah, gotcha. Though GSM will eventually go away, replaced by WCDMA and then LTE.

Still, I like the N95, especially that new black 8GB model. Sweet phone. 😎
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Icyhot

Nov 5, 2007, 12:25 AM
Oh trust me that 8GB was gonna be my next phone but kinda like the 8350 for what I got it for and as long as I keep my unlimited data on ATT my current N95 is more than enough. Its rock solid and stable and that was the last time I'll spend that much money on a phone. On a side note I picked up the red silicone case for the 8350 and opening it and feeling like it might slip out of my hand is a non issue now.
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Icyhot

Oct 30, 2007, 4:52 AM
Hey System, I figured out how to use my N95 as a card reader just to put a few pics on the 8350. One more question and I will leave you alone. Is there anyway possible to transfer ringtones the same way? No matter what folder I put them in (my music, my media, my sounds) I was unable to set them as a ringtone. Thanks much...
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SystemShock

Oct 30, 2007, 2:38 PM
VZW obviously doesn't want you to transfer ringtones, they want you to pay for them. So to transfer ringtones, you have to use workarounds (such as emailing ringtones to yourself, sometimes in convoluted ways) or using a program called BitPim.

An awesome thread for all this kind of info is this thread over at HoFo:

http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php?t=1236799 »

After post #200 or so the conversation starts turning towards BitPim, etc. Recommended reading. 😎
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Icyhot

Oct 30, 2007, 5:05 PM
Hey I appreciate all of your help.
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