Bluetooth Keyboard support?
Has anyone managed a bluetooth keyboard connection with their iPhone (3.0)? I've got an iGo Stowaway Bluetooth Keyboard, but the iPhone won't see it when I put it into pairing mode. I'm guessing that we're S.O.L. on it.
- 06-23-2009, 11:41 AM #3
Yup we are SOL up a creek with that one for sure.
However some apps WILL allow use of 3rd party accessories which will be able to use bluetooth connection OR the dock connector. So there may be an SMS app or email app that enables this with an accessory.
- 06-23-2009, 07:07 PM #4iPhone Nanite
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Wonder what this would take
I too have the Stowaway BT keyboard, and used it with the HTC Wizard 100 years ago. Hard to believe Apple so misses the boat with this omission.
Wonder what it would take to create this capability 3rd party? I really think this would be such a boon that I'd be willing to help fund the development of it.
Though I do a bit of VB development (aw shucks ), messing with the BT stack is a bit out of my league. I would be interested to know what it would take to accomplish this, though.
- 06-24-2009, 10:02 AM #5
- 06-28-2009, 10:35 PM #6iPhone Nanite
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I can`t wait till someone comes out with one personally even if only with a certain word suite... long as i can glance at the screen enough and type something really long i`d be happy... it`d mean i didn`t need to carry my netbook if i wanted to write some (by write i mean attempt to write a novel... bit long to do that with the darned virtual keyboard.)
Here's what I got back from iGo.
Due to changes in the market, the Bluetooth and Infrared keyboards and mouse were discontinued 2 years ago and are no longer supported by iGo. There have been NO new drivers developed in the past 2 years. The intellectual property was sold and we no longer have the technical support staff to provide an answer to your questions. The following website link has the drivers and manuals for those devices that are supported:* iGo, Inc..
1.****** The iPhone and Palm Pre are not supported.
2.****** *If you have a Blackberry, select “RIM” for the manufacturer.