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Video: Control the PS3 with a Nokia N900 via BlueMaemo

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259w ago - Below is a video from MaemoItalia demonstrating how to control the PS3 with the Nokia N900 via BlueMaemo.

[Register or Login to view links] is a remote controller program for the Maemo-powered devices. With BlueMaemo you can turn your Maemo-powered device in a mixed Bluetooth keyboard-and-mouse device through the HID Bluetooth profile.

When you have a PlayStation 3 or PC running Windows, Linux or Mac OS X the PS3 / PC is Bluetooth-ready and supports the HID Bluetooth profile. You have a Nokia Nseries phone with BlueMaemo loaded and you're now in control.

Windows XP and Media Center Edition:

• Turn bluetooth on.
• Start BlueMaemo on the device.
• Go to the bluetooth preferences and choose 'Add a new device'.
• Choose the device and choose a blank password (you can also choose a numeric password the PassAgentKey will appear on the device asking for the password).

Recently astrogirl wrote a BlueMaemo [Register or Login to view links] for PS3 users, to quote:

The steps I do to pair are: On the PS3 go to the menu Settings > Accessory Settings > Manage Bluetooth Devices.

• Press Register New Device and Start Scanning
• On the n810 I make sure bluetooth is on and open bluemaemo.
• The PS3 will as to enter a key which I typed into the n810. It then gives a message that they are now connected (the n810 just says "Connected to:", as in the ps3 does not have a name)
• To use the most keys (including direction buttons) you have to be on the keyboard profile or assign them in the game controller.
• To use the triangle button you have to be on the mouse profile.

The buttons are:

Triangle: Right mouse button
Square: Backspace
Cross: Enter
Circle: Escape (back button)

Check out the video below!

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#12 - Rav - 258w ago
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LOL wow, i like the tech part of things.. and congrats on the ORP... i might look into this phone myself... again good work!

#11 - kakarotoks - 258w ago
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@Poopsqueege: yeah, it would probably run on Mer, but I can't guarantee you that though, so just try it and see for yourself.. however, like I said, it kills 100% of the CPU, and it's not responsive at all, so it's kind of useless for now unfortunately.

#10 - Poopsqueege - 258w ago
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@kakarotoks could this run on mer and could it be programed it to do combos for games like street fighter?

#9 - kakarotoks - 258w ago
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[QUOTE=Rav;280061]First time i been called that ever LOLZ

Driod is a great phone for people who know how to use it properly.. im gonna go look up this phone myself and see whats great about it.. im sure that nokia has a app for that

#8 - canabal - 259w ago
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I just tried it out a couple of days ago. It is great, and I can now get rid of my bluetooth keyboard for my ps3. It mostly sat there and did not get used much anyway.

The N900 is a great phone/computer, I am just worried that there will not be enough 3rd party support for it, which will force me to get an android phone.


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