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    Quote Originally Posted by ckny View Post
    can you describe how to use it with my carpc the way it works with the q7 described?
    the bluetooth software you use on your carpc has to support the headset profile..and then once you can connect your iphone and carpc via bluetooth and the headset profile.. you still need software to pull your contacts etc from the phone.. some bluetooth software has this builtin.. some dont..

    Phonecontrol is a good example of software that works great to pull your contacts and show you who is calling etc

    and I am sure that once streetdeck releases their bluetooth support.. it will work great as well
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    Quote Originally Posted by afterdigital View Post
    it won't work....apple has made bluetooth compatible with the ear piece only....

    i know, i know...it sucks....holding a little computer like the iphone in your hand with all it's verstatilities and not being able to connect it to the carpc REALLY SUCKS!!! but unfortunately it's a choice apple made when they manufactured the unit...

    Now all we can do is wait and pray someone can hack the bluetooth feature and open it to any and all possibilities....

    but don't hold your breath
    That's true, but not entirely. They did design it to ONLY pair with headsets, but it worked COMPLETELY with the Audi Q7 OEM system. Meaning, that I could send/make calls, receive calls, see previous calls, see my contacts list, etc. I know that you all said that this is a headset feature, ok I understand.

    My issue now is that I have an adapter with latest Broadcom stack. I'm using that and PhoneControl software (inside CentrafuseXLE). Windows can see the phone, and see the headset profile. Everything mentioned is supported through both my adapter and software. But still, neither PhoneControl (in CF) or FreeFone (in RR) can see or interface with my phone, although Windows sees it fine.

    It shouldn't be this difficult. It's as if the program (PhoneControl/FreeFone) isn't talking to Windows. Windows sees the available services, the phone programs say that there are no supported services.

    Since I know better, and know that this does indeed pair with OEM car systems, this should theoretically work. I don't see a single thing holding me back, besides this invisible wall of confusion that I can't figure out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMac1203 View Post
    That's true, but not entirely. They did design it to ONLY pair with headsets, but it worked COMPLETELY with the Audi Q7 OEM system. Meaning, that I could send/make calls, receive calls, see previous calls, see my contacts list, etc. I know that you all said that this is a headset feature, ok I understand.
    I don't think ARE understanding. The Q7's system is designed to work like a headset system. And yes, there are a lot of headsets that do all of the things you mentioned. The car's OEM system isn't designed to pair with any phones the way a computer would, and the iphone isn't designed to pair with computers to share internet, so it's a moot point.

    The Q7's system was acting ONLY as a headset would.

    Anyway, are you sure you have PhoneControl installed properly? Can you use it when you're not using the front end?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uraijit View Post
    I don't think ARE understanding. The Q7's system is designed to work like a headset system. And yes, there are a lot of headsets that do all of the things you mentioned. The car's OEM system isn't designed to pair with any phones the way a computer would, and the iphone isn't designed to pair with computers to share internet, so it's a moot point.

    The Q7's system was acting ONLY as a headset would.

    Anyway, are you sure you have PhoneControl installed properly? Can you use it when you're not using the front end?
    I really do get it. I'm NOT trying to pair with my computer for anything other than a headset gateway. So, in theory, it should be able to pair with my computer as a headset, JUST like the Q7 did. I am not looking for any tethering, file swapping, or other services, I understand the crippled BT of the iPhone.

    I am using PhoneControl and tried FreeFone. Both are installed properly. PhoneControl works outside of CF, but my phone still does not work.

    Windows sees my phone fine. Windows can pair with the phone. Windows can setup a headset gateway/audio connection with my phone. All fine.

    When it comes to FreeFone or Phoco, it cannot see my phone usually; and when it can, it says that no services are available, which isn't true.

    If it can see my phone, it says that it has an error opening the comm port.

    I'm sorry to sound ignorant, but I really do understand the semantics behind this, but not why it's being so difficult; and I really do appreciate the help.

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    contact Zorro... he is the developer that wrote phonecontrol... and he will be able to help you with why phonecontrol doesnt work with your iphone...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BMac1203 View Post
    That's true, but not entirely. They did design it to ONLY pair with headsets, but it worked COMPLETELY with the Audi Q7 OEM system. Meaning, that I could send/make calls, receive calls, see previous calls, see my contacts list, etc. I know that you all said that this is a headset feature, ok I understand.

    so, it does work under Audi Q7 OEM but not for windows? Am i understanding correctly?

    I wonder what hardware Audi is using? and can we use it under Windows to adapt compatibility? or tweak windows to act like a headset of some sort?

    BMac, i did all you did, connect to windows via BT and i see my iphone. But in RR, i get nothing....
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    Yeah obviously a computer with the right hardware could emulate a headset and act as you mentioned the Audi Q7 does. I know someone here knows how to make it happen. It just hasn't yet. If anyone can figure this out it would be much appreciated!

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    Hey Guys,

    I am looking for pretty much the same functionality. Originally I was thinking that someone could just hack (splice) the video to or from the screen of the IPOD so it (the CarPC) would work just like the IPOD (Minus the proprietary whiz-bang touchscreen) with simple touch ability perhaps but have all the same access to Safari, phone etc. Heck, if that were the case - that would be a mini carputer in and of itself. Not quite as functional as a full car pc but very useable as it is intended (as an Iphone - just bigger).

    I guess a software version where you connect to the carpc via blutooth - or should I say, the CARPC connects to the IPOD so it can use its functionality - would be doable as well. Hopefully we can iron out this blutooth issue and make this happen.
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    this is just another reason why the china copy of the iphone is gonna rock. they mentioned it in popular mechanics, that it's actually gonna be more versatile and cheaper. (unlike the normal chinese replicas, this copy is a quality item and not just a cheap copy)

    i can't wait till it comes out.

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    i have a treo 755p and i kinda was wondering how i could connect it to my car pc and what exactly id be able to do with it. just place calls and stuff or what?

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