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« on: August 24, 2011, 10:50:07 AM »

I've read that the standard Desire Bluetooth stack does not support the HID profile and that the only way to get us an external keyboard over Bluetooth is to use the SIP profile.

Has anyone experience of setting up their PC/laptop to send keystrokes over Bluetooth to a desire?

It would be useful for me - I'd be able to send SMS messages at work through my phone whilst it looks like I'm typing at my PC Smiley

Mike
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2011, 04:31:33 PM »

HTC Sense ROMs have a Bluetooth stack that doesn't support HID

Stock Android ROMs can support HID.

The standard Desire ROM is an HTC Sense ROM, therefore it does not support HID.

Some of the AOSP ROMs have HID support, for example CM7 supports HID.

Unfortunately I don't have a good answer for your core question.  Wouldn't it still be obvious that you're texting when you're looking at your phone all the time?
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2011, 04:34:01 PM »

More info in this other HID keyboard thread
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2011, 04:00:23 AM »

Thanks for your - answer. I already new all that, though.

The texting at working thing was intended to be light-hearted.  But at home and work I have wireless keyboards that could be used via a PC and Bluetooth SIP as a keyboard for a Desire.

Has anyone tried this?

Mike
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2011, 06:11:04 PM »

Back in the Palm days I used to have an app that let me use my Palm from my PC - but on that one I could see the Palm screen on my PC too.  I can't remember the name of the app though... Sad

Maybe try Wifi Keyboard or ShareKeyboard?

These use WiFi rather than Bluetooth, but the result is the same - PC keyboard input goes to the Android device.
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2011, 03:41:52 AM »

They look interesting, I'll check them out.

Thank you.

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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2011, 08:44:26 PM »

Thanks, bhiga, WiFi Keyboard works a treat!
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2011, 05:28:09 PM »

You're welcome.
I finally remembered that old Palm app...
It was called HandShare
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