19-08-2010 09:55 PM
On all my previous phones if I wanted to send a file, e.g. a mp3 track, to a mate - I'd select to send it via bluetooth. List of recognised phones in the vicinity came up, select the right phone, put in a new pairing code if needed, he accepts the transfer and away we go. Same with receiving things. My N95 would talk to almost any other bluetooth device out there.
The Desire makes all the right moves but never actually connects to anything. The power control widget actually shows bluetooth on when it is supposed to be switched off, or showing it as off after I've told it to turn on etc.. I thought bluetooth was such a simple thing to get working but the more I look into it, it seems to get more confusing than Windows networking. I downloaded Bluetooth File Transfer by Medieval Software and even that goes through the motions but after a few minutes the file transfer hadn't actually started, the progress bar still on zero. Gave up in the end.
The Desire seems to be very finicky in the way it will communicate with other devices compared to previous phones I've owned. Is this an Android thing or a Desire thing? Any chance the forthcoming (hmmmm.....) FroYo update will make things work a little better?
20-08-2010 12:51 PM
My Bluetooth icon on the power widget works fine, takes upto 20seconds to turn on or off sometimes though, try turning wi-fi off if its turned on, for some reason i couldn't get a file to send to my sisters phone with wi-fi turned on.
20-08-2010 06:38 PM
I know exactly what you mean, my trusty N95 was excellent for Bluetooth and its range was amazing.
Have you ever managed to send anything from your Desire? If not it may be a hardware fault.
I recommend you wait for the Froyo update which you can get as early as Monday, if this does not improve the Bluetooth then I'd send the phone for Repair.
08-12-2010 05:30 PM
I have spoken to HTC today with regard to the Desire and been advised that they issue the phone to the providers who then tweak and remove some of the facilities. The Desire on the Vodafone network has a major problem with the Bluetooth and hence will not stay connected to many bluetooth systems. Vodafone have been aware of this issue and have taken no action which I am told their competitors have. The moral is don't have a Desire on the Vodafone network