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Anthony_Molg

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Adding bluetooth orbiter support to a PPC2003 PDA
« on: April 02, 2009, 03:37:56 pm »
I have two HP IPAQ 2215 PDA's laying around gathering dust that I would love to be able to use as an orbiter. How hard would it be to get them to work over bluetooth? Compatible wifi card are a little hard to find now. I think i might be able to get one for around $35 but it is hard to tell if it would even work with my old PDA. Plus I would rather give money to the community if some one was able to help me get it working.


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Re: Adding bluetooth orbiter support to a PPC2003 PDA
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 06:49:26 pm »
Hi Anthony_Molg,

I assume you have checked the available mobile orbiters...?

Does it run Java? If so you could try the JavaMO. It's not pre-installed in 710, but can easily be added.

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Re: Adding bluetooth orbiter support to a PPC2003 PDA
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009, 07:22:16 pm »
It is not a phone. I would not think that it would be able to run JAVA well if at all. I am able to get the XScale WinCE software to install and run, but it has no option for bluetooth.
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Re: Adding bluetooth orbiter support to a PPC2003 PDA
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2009, 01:36:15 pm »
I think I can get a midlet manager to run on Windows Pocket PC 2003 but it would not have bluetooth support so I guess i am SOL on Java too.

Damn I was getting hopefull too. :'(

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Re: Adding bluetooth orbiter support to a PPC2003 PDA
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2009, 10:05:22 pm »
Just attach a wifi card. Done. Don't make it difficult.

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Re: Adding bluetooth orbiter support to a PPC2003 PDA
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2009, 06:24:26 am »
I think that is what i am going to do. I just need to find one that is compatible with such an old OS. :) They are getting a little harder to come by.

I was mostly asking about bluetooth to see if it was explored or not.

Thanks for your help,

Anthony

« Last Edit: April 04, 2009, 07:21:34 am by Anthony_Molg »

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Re: Adding bluetooth orbiter support to a PPC2003 PDA
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2009, 12:57:30 am »
you could also use a bluetooth PAN.

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