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03-09-2003, 10:39 PM
I know this has probably been asked before.... sue me.

nonetheless, i want to know of bluetooth options for my 3955 ipaq. The jerks at BB wouldnt play with me, so im coming here.

Im looking for something i can get at a retail store, so i dont have to wait for shipment to get here... i need it soon.

any suggestions?

Ekkie Tepsupornchai
03-10-2003, 12:03 AM
If you don't want any sleeves, then I believe both Toshiba and Socket (http://www.socketcom.com) manufacture SD bluetooth cards. I don't know about availability.

If you can settle for a sleeve, there is a combination Bluetooth / CF sleeve available. I saw one listed at Mobile Planet (http://www.mobileplanet.com). You can also get a regular CF sleeve (or a thin Silver Slider CF sleeve available via PDA Motion (http://www.pdamotion.com)) and then purchase a CF Bluetooth card. The CF BT Card I have is also from Socket (http://www.socketcom.com), but their card is more expensive than competitors (I don't know off the top of my head who the other Bluetooth CF card manufacterers are).

Hope this helps,

Vincent M Ferrari
03-10-2003, 12:15 AM
If you don't want any sleeves, then I believe both Toshiba and Socket (http://www.socketcom.com) manufacture SD bluetooth cards. I don't know about availability

The Socket one is out, and pretty much available, usually on a day or two delay. The Toshiba one is out, but impossible to get. Most sites don't have it available until 3/31.

Quick pointer though... The Toshiba one will not work in anything but a Toshiba handheld, and the Socket one may not work unless your handheld has SDIO Now! installed. Make sure you do some research before you buy, as there are a lot of confusing "standards" out there, none of which are compatible.

Ekkie Tepsupornchai
03-10-2003, 12:18 AM
Excellent points. Socket has a forum available. If you're interested in their SD BT option, check out their forums first to gauge feedback... there's a good chance someone out there has tried it with your iPaq.

Janak Parekh
03-10-2003, 01:17 AM
Just to add to the discussion... I believe the latest 39xx series ROM has SDIO Now! support. If it does, then the Socket card should, in theory, work with your iPaq. Checking on the Socket forums, as ekkie suggested, isn't a bad idea though.


03-10-2003, 02:30 AM
I know you probably don't want to hear this but what I did was sell the 3955 and buy a 5455. The 3955 still has a nice resell value (http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?cgiurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcgi.ebay.com%2Fws%2F&krd=1&from=R8&MfcISAPICommand=GetResult&ht=1&SortProperty=MetaEndSort&query=ipaq+3955). I don't like sleeves much becuase of size but I would rather go with some sleeve option and leave the SD slot open for memory.

BTW- Which BB did you go to? Was it the one in Bellingham, WA?

03-10-2003, 05:06 AM
I am trying to sell my ipaq, i have a keyboard, (just bought a sleeve and BT card :D ) case, and warranty for Best Buy, and i still couldnt sell it... i want the 5455 SOOOO bad though, and im willing to do almost anything because it offers what i need and want, but without selling the 3955, im out of cash for handhelds right now.