The September 30th deadline for my BlackBerry Bounty has arrived, and unfortunately I haven’t seen a working solution from any of the folks who are working on it.
I have, however, been in touch quite a bit this week with Daniel Pasco. Daniel has been working feverishly to meet the bounty deadline, and I’ve used a pretty darn interesting looking proof of concept app he put together.
He’s confident that he can get the kinks worked out and have a solution within a week or so. He’s looking at a few different solutions to the main issue he’s run into, and I believe he’ll be able to solve it and get things working.
If he succeeds within the next week, I plan to award him the bounty money. If you contributed to the bounty and wish to receive a refund instead, let me know and I will honor my promise to refund per the terms I originally stated.
This is very exciting; if Daniel’s looking for another guinea pig to help test this out, I’m game. My email address is attached to this comment, and yep, it’ll get to me.
I am also willing to test.
Perhaps when OS 4.2 is released for the 8700 that the Bluetooth modem script for the 8100 might work?
That’s a good point, but it presupposes that RIM is interested in making that feature available to the rest of its product line.
The 8100 series is definitely a consumer model. The qwerty line is targeted primarily at business and government customers, which have strict policies regarding this kind of functionality.
I could be wrong, obviously, but the functionality would be trivial for RIM to add to the Blackberry series and they could have done it a long time ago. The absence of BT DUN is conspicuous and implies a policy of intentional omission, at least, to date.
To put it another way, I think that it’s worth risking the effort to develop it myself, which is why we are doing so.
So how is the development coming, I’m dying to see something actually work under native 10.4. This is the only thing that is making me consider a switch to HTC… Do you think you’ll have something fairly functional by the end of the week? Thanks.
This is exciting indeed….I too am willing and eager to help with this test if need be…my email is in this post..
How it goes? what’s the status? I am very very interested.
Information is only being passed along to those who contributed to the bounty, as it is available, at the moment.
Still would be fair to share info? We all want the same thing here. and, some of us can help.
If needed, I can help code. C,C++,perl,java,asm. few others.
When there is public information to share, I will share it.
I’m closing comments here, please add any questions, etc. to the FAQ post.