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E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Old 06-06-2007, 10:58 PM
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[x] ability to make/receive calls
[x] phone book automatically synches to car
[x] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[x] calling name display (using adddress book)
[n/a] ability to send/receive SMS

Couldn't have been easier. Put iDrive into bluetooth pairing mode, made the Katana search for devices, entered in any ol PIN into the Katana which made the iDrive popup its entry for the same PIN. Done. Awesome.
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Old 06-08-2007, 06:42 PM
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Anybody have any experience with the new Verizon Blackberry 8830 and Bluetooth with an E60? Searching the threads, I did find people having success with this phone and the 3 Series and the 650i. Is it safe to assume that it would work with an E60 if it works with these other BMW series cars? If so, wondering if I need a software update from BMW to make it work.
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Old 06-10-2007, 05:12 AM
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I am replying to this with the 8830 in my E60 now. Pairing was easy, just let it find the car and put any four digit code in both and enter, and the entire contacts list is uploaded to the iDrive. I don't have voice rec in the car so I have'nt tried that. As for SMS, not sure how in the iDrive yet. No problems yet.
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Old 06-13-2007, 01:26 PM
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hey, any total successes with the BlackJack? let me know..considering buying one...tired of the Razr
Damn that's funny you should ask. I just traded my Razr in for a BlackJack. DIDN'T work!!! The phone paired-up with the idrive but would not pick up any sort of reception and would not download my address book. I went crawling back to Cingular and the kindly took the phone back and reinstated my Razr.

FWIW, I have the latest progman update on my car. Which leads to my question: Does the car software need to be upgraded by the BMW dealership to allow for newer phones or is this an update that they cna perform via satellite/phone system? Thanks.
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Old 06-14-2007, 04:14 PM
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Has any one tried pairing with the following 2 3G phones from Cingular?

Samsung A717

Nokia N75
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:03 PM
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Car model: 2007 E60
[v] ability to make/receive calls
[v] phone book automatically synches to car
[v] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[v] calling name display (using adddress book)
[n/a] ability to send/receive SMS
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Old 06-16-2007, 07:20 PM
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I just test drove a 535xi and Bluetooth comatability was important, so I spent a fair bit of time playing with it.
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Phone model: LG VX8300 (Bluetooth 2.1+EDR)
Car model: 2007 535xi
[ x] ability to make/receive calls
[ x] phone book automatically synches to car
[ x] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[x ] calling name display (using adddress book)
[x ] ability to send/receive SMS
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The audio (send and receive) quality was excellet at 70mph with the windows closed.
I was impressed with the quality of the phone book synch, all details were avaiable.
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Old 06-16-2007, 10:03 PM
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I did a search but could not find any answers.
Are Samsung Upstage and SonyEricsson W300i compatible with the E90/E60?

Thanks for any responses.

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Old 06-17-2007, 08:32 AM
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FWIW, I have the latest progman update on my car. Which leads to my question: Does the car software need to be upgraded by the BMW dealership to allow for newer phones or is this an update that they cna perform via satellite/phone system? Thanks.
The only way to update Progman is for the dealer to connect the car to their system. Even with a hardwire connection it takes at least several hours, and the install often fails before completing and needs to be restarted, so I doubt that wireless updated are in the future for the E60.
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Old 06-18-2007, 03:15 AM
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Phone model: Blackberry 8703e
Car model: 2006 530xi
[ x] ability to make/receive calls
[ x] phone book automatically synches to car
[ x] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[x ] calling name display (using adddress book)
[x ] ability to send/receive SMS
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Old 06-21-2007, 04:57 AM
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I am replying to this with the 8830 in my E60 now. Pairing was easy, just let it find the car and put any four digit code in both and enter, and the entire contacts list is uploaded to the iDrive. I don't have voice rec in the car so I have'nt tried that. As for SMS, not sure how in the iDrive yet. No problems yet.
I just got a Blackberry 8830 yesterday (goodbye, flaky 700p; hope you and Palm both disappear forever). It works in my E60, however, I do have a problem if I get in to the car while I'm already on a call: The car seems to tell the phone it's "ready" for a Bluetooth connection way before it's ready. This results in the call being transferred to the car, but because the computer hasn't really finished booting yet I can't actually talk anymore. During this time the call is basically in a "mute limbo". If I manually transfer the call back to the handset, wait 30 seconds, and then flip it back to the car it works fine.

I have Progman 25.4. The last two updates, which were suppose to help with car-computer "boot" time, haven't really done much for me. I'm still looking at 30s or so from when I unlock the car.

-jd

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Old 06-21-2007, 05:36 AM
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Samsung Blackjack (with WM6 standard) and A727 both pair. They download phonebook and allow voice dialing from iDrive. They display the signal antenna, but not the signal strength.

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Old 06-21-2007, 09:39 PM
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I have a 528i and a Blackberry 8800 from Cingular. My phone sync'd and paired flawlessly however it starts to freak out if I do anything out of the norm like Disable my phone's bluetooth to avoid linking it to the car. When that happens I have to delete the devices on the car and the phone and re-pair. Occasionally when I start the car, I get an error message "SOS Call System Malfunction". The dealer believes that this is a result of using an unapproved phone. The error doesn't seem severe just more of an annoyance not worth me purchasing another phone heh.
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Old 06-23-2007, 08:25 AM
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Question NOKIA 6680 English

Hi everybody. Do you know someone if the Cell phone NOKIA 6680 will works without any troubles with my 2008 535xi sport wagon ?? Thanks Tom
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Old 06-23-2007, 12:49 PM
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i have a pearl and I am unable to synch it. Is there a fix?
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:19 PM
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Don't know if anyone as posted this already but in any case here it goes.

As I see it, the problem lies in the operating system not in a specific phone (the problems are common to different phones who share the same windows mobile system)
I don't know for other phones but for windows mobile based phones the best solution is to install the JETware extension software from JETware (see at: http://www.jetwaremobile.com )

First, In my experience you have to first install the JETware software
Second, turn off the Hibernate/suspend mode in WM5 otherwise the phone will lose connection with any bluetooth module you may have ( haven't tested the WM6 yet, so don't know if you have to turn it off also)

with this you will achieve several things:

signal strength and battery status in the bluetooth panel and the ability to upload the contacts list to the car
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Old 06-24-2007, 06:31 PM
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Hello everybody. Do you know if my Nokia 6680 will works with my 2008 535xi sport wagon ? Thanks
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Old 06-26-2007, 07:22 AM
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Has anyone had any problems with the Sony Ericsson T610? I had it bluetooth connected then a couple of days ago it can't be recognized. I tried to delete it and reconfigure but that didn't work either, any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-26-2007, 01:15 PM
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I have NOKIA 6680 but I do not have my car 2008 535xi sport wagon. Will come about 2-3 weeks. Let you know
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Old 06-29-2007, 06:01 PM
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[X] ability to make/receive calls
[X] phone book automatically synches to car
[ ] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[X] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS

i can dial by name, but need to record the names first in the X3's phone book. i don't have nav, so there's no way to view SMS messages.
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Old 07-05-2007, 12:19 PM
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After a few false starts, I was able to pair a AT&T pearl with a 2008 550. The phone always paired but would disconnect for no apparent reason. My IT department upgraded the handheld software to the most recent addition. 4.2.1.96 Platform 2.3.0.78. I also went through my Outlook contacts list and deleted all of the email groups and editing all of the phone numbers to eliminate any letters that were contained in the phone number fields. That has worked for the last two days. Over 900 ohone numbers transfered in minutes and I have been able to both make ans receive calls.
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Old 07-05-2007, 08:54 PM
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Old 07-05-2007, 09:57 PM
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My Moto V3i works perfectly in my car (BMW 520d LCI).
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Old 07-06-2007, 06:30 AM
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For anyone who has been able to pair their iPhone, how did you do it? I can't get my iPhone to pair with my 2006 525xi. They see each other, but I can't get a passkey to work. I called BMW Customer Relations and was told the iPhone isn't currently supported.
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:10 AM
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I am in Cincy. I simply go to settings>general>bluetooth. In the car, go to the bluetooth pairing screen and wait for the iPhone to recognize the car. Click on the car, enter a passcode, and select next. The car should recognize that the iPhone sent the code to the car and ask for you to enter it and pair. Voila, should be done. If not, let me know. I will be at the BMWStore tomorrow and am not adverse to meeting up and giving it a try.

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