All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 14-01-2008, 01:27 PM
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So the iGo Bluetooth Keyboard...

I'm really interested in getting this bluetooth keyboard for my Nokia N95 8GB:

http://www.mymemory.co.uk/memory/iGo...tooth/Keyboard

But a few quetions before I make the plunge...

Can this keyboard be used to work completely with the phone, so I don't have to touch the phone at all? So, is there a way of setting up the keyboard to work the LEFT, RIGHT, UP, DOWN, ENTER keys that I would otherwise have to touch the phone to work?

Also, I want to use the phone in landscape mode... This can be done fine on this keyboard, that's right isn't it?

Is there any bad points with this keyboard that I should know before I buy?

Many thanks! (sorry for all the questions!)

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Old 14-01-2008, 02:11 PM
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Hi Jim!

The most important note is that you must install the specific driver from

http://www.mobilityelectronics.com/support/Drivers.asp

Enter "Nokia Symbian 60" and "N73". Do *NOT* use N95!!!
Then select "Stowaway Universal Bluetooth Keyboard".

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Can this keyboard be used to work completely with the phone, so I don't have to touch the phone at all?
Yes!

Some key equivalents are (from memory):
Left option button: <Left fn> <Left space>
Right option button: <Left fn> <Right space>
Joypad direction keys: Arrow (cursor) keys
Middle joypad key: <Left fn> <Enter>
Menu button: <Left fn> <Windows key>

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So, is there a way of setting up the keyboard to work the LEFT, RIGHT, UP, DOWN, ENTER keys that I would otherwise have to touch the phone to work?
Yes! See above.

Also, you can program an entire row of keys as shortcuts. I'd advise having a quick look through the manual downloadable from the above link to explain how.

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Also, I want to use the phone in landscape mode... This can be done fine on this keyboard, that's right isn't it?
Yes, that is right.

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Is there any bad points with this keyboard that I should know before I buy?
There is only one issue that I have heard people mention, and have myself sometimes as well. That is, sometimes when pressing the down arrow to go quickly down a web page in the browser it goes straight to the bottom of the web page and appears to "lock".

Tweaking with the key repeat rate and delay can ease this, however it also does it on my N95 8GB WITHOUT the keyboard!!

Have fun mate, I know you will

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Old 14-01-2008, 03:27 PM
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Wicked... Thanks for that.

You've answered everything I wanted to know... Just need some money to buy it now! Thanks again

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Old 06-02-2008, 10:26 PM
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thxs, it helped me to orrder one, happy with it works 100%

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Old 06-02-2008, 11:41 PM
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Strange.... i don't work 4 me!!!

Not able 2 connect with this N73 driver...

Just decided the send it back....

I have the N95 8Gb and it was not compatible so they said....

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Old 07-02-2008, 02:37 PM
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Strange.... i don't work 4 me!!!

Not able 2 connect with this N73 driver...

Just decided the send it back....

I have the N95 8Gb and it was not compatible so they said....
Hi Rolan73d, it most certainly IS compatible!!

It's what I use. I upgraded my N95 to the N95 8GB and it works great on both models.

Maybe it won't work because the batteries are flat?

Maybe because you're not putting it into pairing mode correctly? [Does the light on the keyboard flash when you put it into pairing mode?]

Maybe because you haven't typed in the correct pin code on the keyboard? [You must hold down the left fn key while typing the numbers]

Let's see if we can't get it working for you before you return it

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Old 07-02-2008, 02:46 PM
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yeah I agree, it should work!
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Old 07-02-2008, 03:19 PM
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Hi Rolan73d, it most certainly IS compatible!!

It's what I use. I upgraded my N95 to the N95 8GB and it works great on both models.

Maybe it won't work because the batteries are flat?

Maybe because you're not putting it into pairing mode correctly? [Does the light on the keyboard flash when you put it into pairing mode?]

Maybe because you haven't typed in the correct pin code on the keyboard? [You must hold down the left fn key while typing the numbers]

Let's see if we can't get it working for you before you return it

When using the original Nokia app 'bluetooth keyboard' it works but not all the buttons. Only the letters 2 write a text message...
When trying 2 connect it with N73 driver from the Igo site it just won't connect.
It keeps asking my 2 connect....
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Old 08-02-2008, 12:51 PM
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It's a little tricky to get it to connect, but once you got it it just works.

Just make sure you have disabled the Nokia driver as you shouldn't use that at all.

Note that you pair it from within the Stowaway app, not from the bluetooth app.

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Old 08-02-2008, 03:28 PM
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Enter "Nokia Symbian 60" and "N73". Do *NOT* use N95!!!
Then select "Stowaway Universal Bluetooth Keyboard".
I'm presuming the N95-1 uses their 'N95' driver, right?

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Old 08-02-2008, 03:31 PM
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NO, you use the n73 driver, there isnt an n95 driver for the igo keyboard on the igo site. I can confirm that the n73 driver works as that's what i use.

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Old 08-02-2008, 03:51 PM
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NO, you use the n73 driver, there isnt an n95 driver for the igo keyboard on the igo site. I can confirm that the n73 driver works as that's what i use.
Ta v. muchly!

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Okay, I'm really having problems

On my N95, the above address for drivers isn't recognised, says there's no such page.

I download the driver onto my PC to install it onto my N95 from there, and the phone tells me the file is corrupt.

Anyone tell me what my next step is?

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Old 16-02-2008, 02:38 PM
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On my N95, the above address for drivers isn't recognised, says there's no such page.

I download the driver onto my PC to install it onto my N95 from there, and the phone tells me the file is corrupt.

Anyone tell me what my next step is?
============

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you need to download the drivers for n73 to your n95 .. it works perfect,there are no n95 drivers....is this the site you are using from your pc

http://www.mobilityelectronics.com/s...20OS9%20En.zip

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Old 16-02-2008, 06:54 PM
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Some key equivalents are (from memory):
Left option button: <Left fn> <Left space>
Right option button: <Left fn> <Right space>
Joypad direction keys: Arrow (cursor) keys
Middle joypad key: <Left fn> <Enter>
Menu button: <Left fn> <Windows key>
<snips>
I just got mine today. These key combinations all work for me except for <left Fn><Windows>, which doesn't give me menu but does something bizarre with Truphone.

BTW, very pleased with my purchase. You can do genuine touch-typing with it.
 

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