Windows 7, Centrafuse & Windows Mobile (xv6900/HTC Vogue)
Today I tested Centrafuse (trial version) on my Virtual Machine running Windows 7. Bluetooth connectivity took some figuring out but now I know what I need to do it's all good. Obviously I am limited with the trial version (on a virtual machine) but for general functionality Centrafuse ran flawlessly on Windows 7. My Verizon xv6900 was paired flawlessly and even the A2DP functionality worked without issues on CentraFuse. I played a video on my phone and the audio played through my speakers. I was able to make a call through Centrafuse and setting up my phone was easy.
I was able to setup my Gmail IMAP easily through Centrafuse and it worked great.I was able to send an SMS through my IMAP to my phone. Mighty nifty that it also has quick replies to select and you can add.
So mainly because Centrafuse so far appears to be less hassel (if at all) I will probably be purchasing it rather than using Ride Runner. Don't get me wrong Ride Runner appears to be a great product and has come a long way but I like the functionality of Centrafuse better...just personal preference..they both are great front ends in any case.
....it's a shame that Bluesoleil is not free... too bad it doesn't come bundled as a full version with Centrafuse..it's only a trial but at least it's affordable. That would be one of the things I prefer LINUX over Windows..at least simple software components such as Bluetooth Managers are free. I never had any issues with Bluetooth on LINUX...does the same stuff but it's open source.
Updated Component Checklist
I updated my post with the new components I now have from my checklist. Post#22
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I forgot to mention that I received my new front dash cover from Coverking. I am eventually going to be modifying that with flexible solar panels...down the road..after the PC build is complete. View my thread Solar Charge your Laptop. The title was created from my first and current CarPC project using my EeePC. I will be modifying that but it could still be applied to other applications aside from a laptop.