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Old 11-17-2007, 07:55 AM
 
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Can bluetooth technology be applied in media players such as mp3 players to allow file sharing?handphones have bluetooth technology installed. can bluetooth technology be applied in other media players such as mp3 players to allow file sharing between users? any examples and details?



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Old 11-17-2007, 08:26 AM
 
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Bluetooth is a type of wireless communications technology...think short distance radio waves, or like a cordless telephone. I'm not the most technology savvy person, but I don't think a comms technology like Bluetooth is robust enough to handle file sharing and file tranfers.

But, you've got a great idea. I think the technology that you are thinking of is a type of infrared. Remember back in the day of Palm Pilots before Blackberry's took over the world? You could "zap" information and files back and forth between a computer and the Palm Pilot. Some cell phones used to have infrared too, and you could zap contact info back and forth between the two phones. Most laptops still have infrared built in. If you have one, look for a little retangle that is a dark, dark red (almost black) and looks like it might be made of glass or smooth plastic. That is the infrared, and you can file share between two devices that have that.
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Old 11-17-2007, 08:37 AM
 
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I just looked up some more information about Bluetooth. It is quite robust and can handle high speed wireless connections between computers. However, I still don't think it's the best solution for file sharing among mp3 players since Bluetooth is a bit cumbersome to setup unless you will only be file sharing between a fixed set of mp3 players. I still think infrared would be the best technology to support your idea.
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:40 AM
 
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It is my understanding the CD and MP3 players are in stores now/Bluetooth is just wireless techknowlege. Kodak was using it for their picture makers long ago, now it is common. Hope that helps.
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Old 11-17-2007, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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Bluetooth is a type of wireless communications technology...think short distance radio waves, or like a cordless telephone. I'm not the most technology savvy person, but I don't think a comms technology like Bluetooth is robust enough to handle file sharing and file tranfers.

But, you've got a great idea. I think the technology that you are thinking of is a type of infrared. Remember back in the day of Palm Pilots before Blackberry's took over the world? You could "zap" information and files back and forth between a computer and the Palm Pilot. Some cell phones used to have infrared too, and you could zap contact info back and forth between the two phones. Most laptops still have infrared built in. If you have one, look for a little retangle that is a dark, dark red (almost black) and looks like it might be made of glass or smooth plastic. That is the infrared, and you can file share between two devices that have that.
That's one of the many reasons I have a phone wich runs the PALM Operating system. I can exchange contact info wirelessly between my phone and another Palm os device. I can also use the infrared port to open our electronic lockboxes if I want to, and so on. Blackberrys have no "ir port" !
However - Infrared and bluetooth are different (although releted) technologies. The lockboxes and my Palm Treo phone use thier ir ports. My earpiece (no, I'm not one of those nerds who wears one around all the time ...yet... )uses Bluetooth, and I use it primarily in the car.
David Beckett
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:34 AM
 
Location: HoCo, MD
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Bluetooth can handle it from a technology standpoint. What you are suggesting though becomes a "copyright" issue. Also consider the security ramifications of this.... as a communications medium, bluetooth can be hacked these days fairly easily. The lack of understanding by users makes thing worse - many people have their devices set to respond any other devices....

As a consumer, we may not care, but I'm sure the RIAA and the folks in the music industry will not take a liking to this idea.
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:31 AM
 
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you can use bluetooth to file share, my razr2 had 2gb of storage, i was able to send any song to a friend with a bluetooth capable phone, and it sent a 4-6mb song in about a min or less, so its possible now the issue then becomes if the phone turns into a flash drive instead just pressing a button on the pc and it registers the phone and you can exchange data thats the security issue
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Detroit Downriver
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Point of clarification:

Bluetooth is an open wireless protocol IEEE 802.15.1
Wi-Fi is a certified wireless protocol IEEE 802.11

Wi-Fi is intended as a replacement for cabling for general LAN access.
Bluetooth is a replacement for cabling as a wireless alternative to RS232 data cables.

Bluetooth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

What you are referring to is a wireless personal area network or WPAN (sometimes called a piconet). It can be done. Software would have to be added to the mp3 device for implementation. It is not likely that manufacturers of mp3 and video players will make it easy to do, because of previously mentioned copyright issues. If there is freedom to exchange copied music and video files between random individuals, then control of copyrighted material goes out the window. No manufacturer wants to be the one to get sued by the RIAA for putting the copying genie into the hands of millions of teens and pre-teens around the world.

The technology for WPANs is in its infancy. Stay tuned. Further development is inevitable.
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