One of the most interesting things to come out of the Q&A session at the iPhone OS 3.0 launch was a statement that the latest iPhone touch contains Bluetooth radio hardware that Apple can enable with a firmware update. If you missed it it’s at 11:43 AM in gdgt.com’s live launch coverage.
I doubt that that Apple would ever enable the dial up networking profile. But if they did you could tether an iTouch to a cheap feature phone on the network of your choice. As a cheapskate who is unimpressed with AT&T’s pricing and 3G reliability I would definitely do that.
Well my itouch has bluetooth but my question is how do i get it working or use it or even what can be sent thourgh it ?
Unless your iPod is jailbroken the only thing you can do with the Bluetooth on it is use it will stereo Bluetooth headphones. No support for tethering, handsfree headsets, file transfer or car kits unfortunately.
I d like to see this so occasionaly when you want the itouch to connect and your not near wifi you could pair with your phone and get some signal – Someone will figure out how to do this just watch and then the Ipod Touch will have even more appeal to corporate cell users :-)
“As a cheapskate who is unimpressed with AT&T’s pricing and 3G reliability I would definitely do that.”