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  1. #1
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    Found a bluetooth card working with SDKs

    It was very hard to find an inexpensive BT development solution cheaper then the Casira kit suggested by Nokia but I finally managed to do it:

    It's a billionton PCMCIA Bluetooth Card (http://www.billionton.com/website/index.html)
    If you have a desktop PC you will also need a PCMCIA->PCI adaptor.

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    which SDK?

    Which SDK version have you tried?

    The story so far has been:

    S60 V1.2 : only Socket F Card
    S60 V2.0 : no cards work in spite of exhaustive attempts
    S60 V2.1 : only TDK Bluetooth PC Card+

    Have you found a solution for S60 V2.0?

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    v2.1 Compatibility

    Has anyone tested Billionton PCMCIA Bluetooth Card and confirmed it's working on SDK v2.1?

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    I'm sorry. I don't know if I hadn't been too optimistic. I wrote so because I was told that it supports the H4 protocol and I thought it was enough. I haven't tested it myself yet. Currently I'm going mad about making an Anycom Blue card to work (CC3010). It supports H4 but so far all the SDKs I've tested don't want to use it. I'll keep trying. I think it a bit scandalous on Nokia's part to tell us to use the one and only Casira set while there are so many standard bluetooth cards out there. Perhaps the BrainBoxes one will work? As far as I know it uses BCSP and they even have a model connected directly to a physical serial port. But it's costly. Gosh!

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    Here are my test results with the Anycom Blue PC-2000 PC Card (R1) (CC3010)
    It's a PCMCIA bluetooth card which is H4 compatible and installs 4 serial ports in the system.

    I have Windows XP and Nokia Developer's Suite for J2ME v2.1
    Of course I remembered to properly configure the bt.esk files.

    The series 60 MIDP SDK v1.2.1 does not work.
    The Series 60 MIDP SDK 2.1 Beta didn't want to work with COM5 but when I changed it to COM2
    and modified the bt.esk in a following way:

    [hci]
    hcidllfilename= hci_h4.dll
    port= 1

    it seemed to start working but I still have a problem:
    I chose to run one of the BT example MIDlets: DiscoverConnect.jad

    When I click Emulate, my real Nokia 7650 shows that there is a BT connection initiated.
    On the PC I have a pop-up which says:

    Bluetooth Serial Port Status:
    COM2: Connecting to: xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx and server channel: 2

    where xx is my card's MAC address.
    But after a short while (a few seconds) the BT activity icon on N7650 goes away and on
    the PC I can see:

    Bluetooth Serial Port Status:
    COM2: Disconnected. Unexpected termination.

    So the connection surely is established but only for a few seconds.
    Do you have any ideas what can be wrong?

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