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Video: BlueputDroid - Android Phone as a PS3 Bluetooth Keyboard

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190w ago - Today berserker_devel at the [Register or Login to view links] site has shared some videos (below) on BlueputDroid, which is an application that allows Android phones to control a PS3 acting as a PS3 Bluetooth keyboard remote control.

To quote from GamesRadar.com (linked above): "The independent developer has tested it out on the Nexus One, HTC Wildfire, and LG Optimus One - all with rooted firmwares. He was not able to get it working on the Optimus One.

BlueputDroid is the first app to allow a smartphone to pair up with the PS3 as an input device. There have been other Bluetooth apps for Android that more flexibility in syncing the phone to a computer, but this is the first working app for PS3 connectivity."

From the video's caption: "This is a work in progress of my last Android application "BlueputDroid". With this app you will be able to use your device as a bluetooth keyboard for your PS3.

Nexus One Tested on a rooted Nexus One running a "clean" Cyanogen 6.1.1 (root is required to make it work). A beta version will be released soon on the Android Market, stay tuned!"

Finally, the list of currently supported and unsupported devices is below:

BlueputDroid Supported devices:
 

Sony Reveals Official Urban Camouflage PS3 Bluetooth Headset

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192w ago - Sony Associate Product Marketing Manager Richard Ho has revealed the official Urban Camouflage PS3 Bluetooth Headset today for fans.

To quote: With awesome multi-player games such as [Register or Login to view links] and [Register or Login to view links] on the way, the new Bluetooth Headset is sure to be your go-to communication device.

The Headset already comes in a sleek, high-gloss black finish. However, we've also heard some of your requests for a militaristic color and are now offering the headset in a new "urban camouflage" color.

For the same great price of $49.99 (MSRP), the urban camouflage Bluetooth Headset will be available at [Register or Login to view links] locations nationwide, to coincide with the highly-anticipated launch of SOCOM 4 on April 19 - making it a must have for SOCOM 4's unbridled 32-player online multiplayer mayhem.

As most of you know, our Bluetooth Headsets offer a number of great features, making it perfect for gaming. It starts with built-in noise cancellation and our proprietary High Quality (HQ) mode enabling us to deliver the best quality PS3 voice chat.

An in-game headset status indicator, easily accessible microphone mute button,...
 

PS3 Bluetooth Headset is Going Slim, Same Price as Original

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207w ago - Similar to the PlayStation 3 Slim, today Kotaku.com (linked above) reports that the PS3 Bluetooth Headset is also going slim with the price remaining the same as the original model, later [Register or Login to view links] by Sony Peripherals Product Manager Anand Agarwal.

To quote: "A reader sent us this promo sleeve for the PlayStation 3 Bluetooth headset earlier this week, which now appears to be sporting a slimmer, sleeker design than the original model.

Not only has the ear clasp been made thinner, but the front buttons and indicators have been cleaned up too. The material also clearly states that this is an official Sony product, not a third-party offering.

The feature set on the back of the box has no new features compared to the existing version, so it appears to be a simple aesthetic upgrade for a device that was looking a little, well, clunky as we push on towards 2011.

As the box says, it'll be priced at $50, which is the same as the existing model."
 

PS3 Bluetooth Controller Sync Issues Reported in Firmware 3.10

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255w ago - It's now been over two weeks since Sony released PS3 Firmware 3.10, however, according to several reports this weekend including Loot-Ninja.com (linked above) and the official [Register or Login to view links] it introduced a nasty Bluetooth controller sync issue.

Apparently many gamers who updated to PS3 Firmware 3.10 now have to use their PS3 controllers connected with a USB cable to play games, however, most reports are isolated to new PS3 Slim console although some early PS3 owners are also having issues it seems.

To quote: "Yesterday I ran into a troubling issue with my PS3 Slim where none of my three DualShock 3 controllers sync to my console via the wireless Bluetooth standard. Whenever I press the PlayStation button, all I get is four flashing lights as the controllers make a valiant attempt to sync with the PS3, but fail miserably.

After going through the troubleshooting steps provided by Sony, I did what any frustrated gamer would do: I searched Google. Turns out, there are quite a few people experiencing the exact same issue, some of which are having trouble with Bluetooth headsets...
 

Sony Releases a PS3 Compatible Bluetooth Mouse

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259w ago - Sony has recently released a new multi-function Bluetooth laser mouse with it's new Vaio X, CW and L range of laptops.

The new VGP-BMS80 can:

• Dual function of PC remote control and multi-function laser mouse
• Remotely control PLAYSTATION 3 to enjoy web browsing (No game control available)
• Software keyboard to input words easily

The new device includes an OFS (Optical Finger Sensor), which allows you to control the PS3's XMB without the use of a controller.
 
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