BlackBerry Question

Mikey has a question in comments:

Just took delivery of an 07 anniversary 93 –

My sharkfin does not bend – what do I need to buy to get my blackberry working in the car?

Given that I’m not an early adopter of new technologies (don’t let this blog thing fool you, folks), I wouldn’t have the faintest idea. But some of you will be BlackBerry users and you may even be able to use it in your Saab.

I hope so. If the answer ends up being “don’t buy anything. Move to Europe” or anything at all to do with OnStar then I think I’ll have kittens on Saab USA’s behalf.

Over to you.

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3 Comments

  1. The only bluettoth kit that seems to work flawlessly with a 8100 (pearl) is the parrot kits. I have the 3400 model with the latest firmware (updateable via bluetooth to inculde new phones / iron out any bugs). And connector leads are avaible to use the Saab mics etc. 10/10!

  2. I’m afraid you’re out of luck. At the end of the day the Blackberry Pearl and Bluetooth just do not work very well together – full stop.

    We use these devices extensively at work, and although this is a great leap forward on the previous BBerries, we’ve found that they aren’t really up to the task for use as a Smartphone.

    My best advice, is to go with a real phone manufacturer, such as Nokia and use Blackberry Connect.

  3. We have had problems with customers and Blackberry’s too. The built-in Saab BT System wouldn’t work with those devices, but my first thought is that a Parrot carkit will.

    Parrots can handle almost any device.

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