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    Question Hacking the Blackberry?

    For those of you who don't know, the Blackberry is a wireless handheld PDA by Research In Motion. It allows wireless email, Internet, etc., and has a serial port on the bottom....you probably see where I am going with this....

    My idea is to interface it with the spare serial port on my MP3 player, and use it upload vital (yeah, right) car based data to my webserver via the Internet. I am mostly interested in providing a real-time car status report including speed, distance travelled, etc. The Blackberry speaks HTTP, so data could be posted via the standard POST method....

    Anyway, my real question is: does anyone know a site with Blackberry hacking/programming info?

    And in case you're wondering, maximum speed on the Blackberry is about 2400 baud, so downloading MP3s is out of the question.
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    Hack Blackberry

    Just a quick bump to a very old thread that didn't seem to get attention. Given that blackberry service provides unlimited data download, I was wondering if anyone had spent the time hacking it into a wireless modem?

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    I think you'd be better with a Bluetooth GPRS phone these days.

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    There is a blackberry that can be used for data upload/download through a computer (basically used as a modem)...

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    ...or if you don't need a blackberry you can always get a PCS 1XRTT modem that fits in a PCMCIA slot. But be warned that the data usage charges are not cheap.
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    What blackberry can be used as a modem? I have a 7280, and Ive never seen one that could.
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    I hadn't been back to MP3car.com since I got my system up but I thought I would update this thread with the latest info. The most recent blackberries can now be used as wireless modems. Unfortunately my model is too old but I thought someone might have one that worked. Here is a link to another website that explains it:

    http://www.blackberryforums.com/showthread.php?t=2019

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear139 View Post
    I hadn't been back to MP3car.com since I got my system up but I thought I would update this thread with the latest info. The most recent blackberries can now be used as wireless modems. Unfortunately my model is too old but I thought someone might have one that worked. Here is a link to another website that explains it:

    http://www.blackberryforums.com/showthread.php?t=2019
    If you use the method of this link, it's 8$/MB

    Use Tetherberry, it's free, but you always need a unlimited data plan

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    I bet that after nearly 4 years, he figured that out...
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jobine View Post
    If you use the method of this link, it's 8$/MB

    Use Tetherberry, it's free, but you always need a unlimited data plan
    Tetherberry is not free it is $49.99 and yea after 4 years he's probably ok lol

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