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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 10-09-2006, 04:48 PM
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Just returned the Motorola Q phone which worked very well with the bluetooth inmy car, but the batter life on that phone doesn't last enough to be worth keeping. Anyway returned it for a Palm® Treo™ 700w (Verizon Wireless) and all features work except SMS messages. The following problems I have found are

1. I noticed was when I get a phone call the caller I.D. uses the previous number called instead of the actual number calling.

2. The antenna/signal strength display does not show the strength. it only shows a antenna, so am not able to tell what my signal strength is until I look at my phone.

Phone model: Palm® Treo™ 700w (Verizon wireless)
Car model: '07 525i
[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)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS - from the car?

[x] Caller I.D. shows previous caller I.D.

Hope this helps.

I need to make a correction on the phone book does not automatically synch to the car, only thing that synches is the speed dials.
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:41 PM
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BT success and treo 700p

Spent couple hours searching online and talking to local dealer about the whole treo compatibility. Had a sprint 650, easy interfacing- but only uses speed dial entries in phone book. Over 6 weeks solid use, had only one or two hiccups.

Took home today a verizon 700p, works essentially identical. Will need more time to assess for glitches, but so far no call dropping (frequently cited complaint in the various internet reports).

Seems to be a recurrent theme for BMW with such simple, common and popular devices (much like my carseat experience). You would think at 60K a pop, some entry level employee could be paid to check compatibility and safety for phones, car seats, and sundry other accessories. I expect glitches in specialty vehicles like a Z4 or perhaps even an M3, not a 5-series wagon. This type of guesswork is what I would expect when buying a domestic car.

Even our 2005 Prius fits a car seat better than the 2006 530xiT (although I ain't about to reclaim it from my wife any time soon...).
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Old 10-13-2006, 07:07 AM
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For those using Sony Ericsson W810 phones, latest firmware update finally allows voice dialing and dialing from the car's phonebook.
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Old 10-13-2006, 09:06 AM
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For those using Sony Ericsson W810 phones, latest firmware update finally allows voice dialing and dialing from the car's phonebook.
What version is the flimware?
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Old 10-13-2006, 07:08 PM
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Caller ID identifies correctly the previous caller, otherwise it works well.
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Old 10-15-2006, 10:13 PM
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Call waiting

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Old 10-17-2006, 10:45 AM
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Make calls
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Plus it has 3.2mp camera and is really good battery life.
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Old 10-17-2006, 08:14 PM
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one note you must have contacts on you sim to have the car recognize them but copying them there is a snap with sony. Overall quailty of calls is awsome and quailty of device is incred. Definately a phone for people with a hot car cause its TOP OF THE LINe
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Old 10-18-2006, 06:19 AM
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I have a 2007 530xi (just 5 days old)

I use a Treo 650.

I am able to pair, no problem.

But it's inconsistent when I leave and return to the car. Sometimes it pairs again on its own, sometimes it doesn't.

Is that an issue with my car or with my phone?
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Old 10-18-2006, 08:28 AM
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Its an issue with the phone software...I've got the same issue with my Treo.

What I've discovered is that sometimes the phone will turn off the bluetooth function after I turn the car off. If I can't pair - or if I lose connection - I go into my phone and sure enough the "bluetooth" function is unselected. I just reselect it and refresh. Then I pair up again no problem.

I talke with BMW service this Monday and they said that future updates will resolve the pairing issue. But it may be a while...

Hope this helps.
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Old 10-18-2006, 08:32 AM
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I need to make a correction on the phone book does not automatically synch to the car, only thing that synches is the speed dials.
You are able to dial by name using the voice commands from your list of speed dials? I have the same phone/carrier - and can't get the voice command to recoginze the names.
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Old 10-18-2006, 04:41 PM
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just got the X5 4.4 and paired it with the blackberry 7250. The phonebook syncs up so i can see all the names on the navigation screen but how can i dial a name that starts with let's say "John" without scrolling through 50 screens to get there??

when i use the voice commanc - it says that there is no directory which makes me think that it only recognizes names i "save" to the system.

so is there no way to easily dial names that are programmed into my phone already (unless i want to scroll through hundreds of screens?)
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Old 10-18-2006, 06:31 PM
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just got the X5 4.4 and paired it with the blackberry 7250. The phonebook syncs up so i can see all the names on the navigation screen but how can i dial a name that starts with let's say "John" without scrolling through 50 screens to get there??

when i use the voice commanc - it says that there is no directory which makes me think that it only recognizes names i "save" to the system.

so is there no way to easily dial names that are programmed into my phone already (unless i want to scroll through hundreds of screens?)
You can always use your phone to dial out using voice dial. As far as your phone is linked via Bluetooth to the X5 your calls will automatically utilize your X5 for handsfree calling.
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:41 PM
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Question Regarding Latest W810i formware

I updated to the latest firmware (R4EA031) for my W810i. I can make call from the BMW system for the first time without problem, however, when I scroll to the right phone number thru the radio control and push the phone icon to try to make a call, nothing happen after I use the same procedure for the 1st call. I did discounnect the BT and repair the phone and also turn off the phone to reset with no success, what is the problem?
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:42 AM
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Its an issue with the phone software...I've got the same issue with my Treo.

What I've discovered is that sometimes the phone will turn off the bluetooth function after I turn the car off. If I can't pair - or if I lose connection - I go into my phone and sure enough the "bluetooth" function is unselected. I just reselect it and refresh. Then I pair up again no problem.

I talke with BMW service this Monday and they said that future updates will resolve the pairing issue. But it may be a while...

Hope this helps.


But if it's a phone software issue, what will BMW updates do to resolve it?
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Old 10-19-2006, 01:37 PM
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phone looks at car as head set when it shuts off you loose connection and unless ur phone is in discovery mode it may no pick up again when you start it up
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:20 PM
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Hey guys, new to this forum. Can anybody tell me what phones are prooven to work from Nextel/Sprint. I have an E90 with idrive but will soon be driving an E92 without idrive, any recommendations? I'd like a PDA phone but I've heard both good and bad from the treo phones.
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Old 10-22-2006, 07:20 AM
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Hi, I have 2006 X5...just paired a new Verizon Motorola KRZR K1m with the car...I do NOT have the Nav system...basic radio. Seems to have gone fine. Curious though, phonebook transfers ok...I spoke to BMW Service and they said I had to manually (voicetag) save up to 50 names in the cars phonebook and then I voice dial with them...NOT with the phonebook of the phone itself. I have done this and it works....but it seems odd...how is it that other posts here seem to show that phones that dont even have voice dialing (treos for example) are able to voice dial from the car without training?....what am I missing????

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Old 10-22-2006, 08:03 AM
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Is there anyway to manually prevent the car from searching for my phone....i.e when I prefer to use my bluetooth headset and not the car?

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Old 10-23-2006, 12:26 PM
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Hi, I have 2006 X5...just paired a new Verizon Motorola KRZR K1m with the car...I do NOT have the Nav system...basic radio. Seems to have gone fine. Curious though, phonebook transfers ok...I spoke to BMW Service and they said I had to manually (voicetag) save up to 50 names in the cars phonebook and then I voice dial with them...NOT with the phonebook of the phone itself. I have done this and it works....but it seems odd...how is it that other posts here seem to show that phones that dont even have voice dialing (treos for example) are able to voice dial from the car without training?....what am I missing????

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You are missing the high end BMW Computer (CCC).

Your car would seem to have the low computer (M-ASK) and M-ASK does not have the same functionality as the CCC (such as the voice command for your phone book).

EDIT: just noticed you are (for some reason) posting about your X5 in the 5er forum. What I wrote above does not apply to you. You have the much earlier telematics unit known as a ULF which also does not support the functionality you described.
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Old 10-23-2006, 12:34 PM
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I currently have the RAZR and hear it works great in the BMW's. I am thinking of getting the cingular's new 3125 phone from moto. Anyone have any exp with this. Does it work fully. I just ordered the 335i coupe.
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Old 10-23-2006, 01:01 PM
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I have a 3525 and just picked up my 335i. It is working great, able to make calls from the handset, steering wheel and the phonebook downloaded great.
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Old 10-25-2006, 11:18 AM
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ppc-6700 all features appear to work. It would have been nice to stream my audio / video content also, but Ill have to run a wire for my mp3's.....got to be a hack for this?
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Old 10-26-2006, 06:51 AM
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Is anyone using a BlackBerry Pearl? I just bought one, but my car probably won't be delivered until the end of December. I see that most of the BlackBerries seem to work well, but I haven't seen anyone mention the Pearl yet.
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Old 10-31-2006, 03:24 PM
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Treo 750v

Hey all. Just picked up a Treo 750v to use. I am replacing my TyTn with this unit. So far, love it. It does have a slightly smaller screen, but boy o boy, does Palm know how to tweak the WM5 interface/OS. First of all, it works GREAT!!!! with bluetooth car kits. Paired it with my Parrot CK3100 in my 05 4runner....All the info (Carrier name, Signal, Battery) showed up immediately. No "Network OK" and lack of all other info....

Now for the good news....Same on my 07 530i. Signal and phonebook WORKS without the jetware plugin. I love it. Also, no more random disconnects.

Voice quality is better than the TyTn. Also, setup was a breeze (Treo read the SIM settings). I was connected right away....email, text, everything. Only disappointment is no HSDPA yet in the firmware. Not that I will miss it that much. I only use data for news, email, and the occasional movie showtime. I can definitely wait for the next firmware update....

Anyhow...Just thought I would share. If you have questions, let me know.

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