July 16th, 2005
I got my first Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone this week, a Motorola v551. I’ve been playing with the Linux utilities for working with mobile phones and have assembled some links. Most of the pages out there seem focused on SMS features of a mobile, or using a mobile phone for Internet access for a Linux box. I’m interested in neither, and care more about phone book syncing and transferring files back and forth between the phone itself and a PC.
- Gentoo’s Mobile phone and Bluetooth HOWTO
- Linux + Phone + Bluetooth, the best guide so far on getting the basics set up on the Linux side
- Gnokii, a very nice mobile phone tool
- KDE Bluetooth Framework looks great from the screenshots. I need to give it a try.
- moto4lin — this looks like exactly what I need for my phone. I think I’ll package it for Debian.
There seems to be quite a community built around hacking Motorola phones as well. The Hofo Guide is the authoritative resource.
HowardForums.Com is also a great site.