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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 10-04-2007, 07:27 AM
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[x] ability to make/receive calls
[ ] phone book automatically synches to car
[ ] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[ ] calling name display (using adddress book)
[?] ability to send/receive SMS
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Old 10-04-2007, 09:08 PM
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I have a 07 550i (that was just hot while parked in front of my house) and was thinking of getting a MOTOKRZR K1m by Motorola (sprint). Any problems?
It might work with sprint, but not with my 07 335xi and T-mobile. If I recall correctly, others have had success with cingular.

Great phone, otherwise. If you get it to work, please let me know.
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Old 10-08-2007, 06:12 AM
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bluetooth compatiblity

Phone model: Blackberry 8830 World Edition (Sprint)
Car model: 2008 535XI (with IDrive/Nav)
[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

Bought this phone yesterday, and it paired beautifully with the car. My old phone was on the list of approved/compatible phones, but the phonebook never did work for voice dialing without verbal training. This one synched up right away, and I was able to dial all the entries in my address book by voice right off the bat.

I also upgraded my mother to the same phone. We haven't yet tried to pair it with her 2007 X3 (non-IDrive). Will post the results to that when we do it.
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Old 10-08-2007, 11:30 AM
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Bluetooth Option w/microSD card, Blackberry 8320

New phone, will it sync BOTH phone numbers and music. In addition there are MP4 files for video, would that have any chance of playing on display?
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Old 10-12-2007, 07:41 AM
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Anyone try the new AT&T Tilt (8925) yet? the 8125 and 8525 works by the way
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Old 10-23-2007, 07:45 AM
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I have a SonyEricsson P990i, a Symbian UIQ based smartphone which I have not heard of any issue interfacing with any BT devices. The phone pairs and works perfectly with my new '08 535i.

My issue is that not all entries (about 1,200 of them) in my phonebook would sync with the car. I have done the pairing a few times, hoping that at some point, all my entries would sync to no avail.

Anyone else has experienced this? If so, any resolution?

Thanks,
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:12 AM
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Car model: 2006 330i
[x] ability to make/receive calls
[x] phone book automatically sync to car
[?] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[?] calling name display (using address book)
[?] ability to send/receive SMS
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Old 10-26-2007, 02:53 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)
[?] ability to send/receive SMS
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:49 AM
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Non-approved phones cause iDrive probems?

Here's a heads up on what you may expect when you bring your car in for an iDrive problem/update if you have paired a non-approved phone. Let's begin with my wife's ED 535, build date first week in June '07.

After a flawless infancy, the iDrive screen froze on the 4-spoke image. The iPod continued playing, but the controller and volume control were inoperative; the car drove normally otherwise. Turning off the engine and restarting didn't help, but waiting for the car to reboot (I was told it takes 28 min) returned the iDrive to normal operation. I reported this to the SA who recommended the car be checked, and the iDrive updated, since he felt that an update would likely prevent the problem from recurring.

When picking up the car, I was disappointed to find out serendipitously in a conversation with the shop foreman that the iDrive was not updated, even though they had the car for several days (a new BMW loaner was supplied). Instead, attention was focused on my wife's non-approved ATT Blackberry 8800, even though this phone has paired perfectly with the car, wasn't in use when the lock-up occurred, and the two previous Blackberries (8700 and Pearl) are approved ATT phones, ie, the 8800 will most likely be approved shortly. I came away with the impression that BMW is using the non-paired phone as an excuse not to perform an update that may remedy a problem, as, in this case, the SA suggested it would. This otherwise excellent dealer is over 40 mi from my home (in the wrong direction), so I was kind of pissed that no work was done to correct the problem. I could have given the requested Blackberry s/w and f/w details over the phone and saved a trip.

Turning to my '07 ED 650, build Sept '06, the story gets more interesting. I dropped off the 650 for a free oil change (prompted by time not miles) when picking up the 535. I took the opportunity to have the iDrive inspected/updated due to an odd set of occurrences several months ago: the alarm/horn went off while the car was being driven, and, on two separate occasions, the iDrive screen seemed to jump about randomly while my iPod played on. The problems never recurred, so I decided to wait util the one-year anniverary oil change before having them addressed.

Again, no update was made to the iDrive on the 650. Rather, focus turned to my non-approved ATT Treo 680, despite my repeatedly noting that the 680 was just recently paired to the car, so could not have caused the iDrive problems that occurred several months ago. The ground-strap recall was performed, and it was suggested that this may have caused the iDrive problem. But this recall has to do with engine malfunctions in freezing weather, somethng my 650 has never experienced in Southern California. Once again, I was left with the impression that iDrive problems are being attributed to non-approved phones despite scarce, or no, evidence.

It'd be one thing if owners were warned that non-approved phones limit or void warranties. That might have affected phone purchases, or in some cases, the decision to buy a BMW in the first place. But I believe that those with non-approved phones just accept the fact they may loose some, or all, of the functions of their phones when paired with the car (eg, my Treo doesn't xfer my entire contact list, just the quick-dial list), not that other aspects of the cars electronics would be compromised.

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Old 11-07-2007, 12:10 PM
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hmm Interesting... I have a treo 700w from verizon and just this morning when I started my car the screen was less bright as it use to be and in a moment it went black. Then about a minute later it seemed to have rebooted and everything was back to normal. While this happened my ipod connected to aux still played.

Occasionally, when I pull up my phone book ( quick dial list only) screen I would have double of every list. for example,

Office (W) 123-456-7890
Office (W) 123-456-7890
Home 098-765-4321
Home 098-765-4321
Chinese rest 111-111-1111
Chinese rest 111-111-1111

And so on.
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Old 11-12-2007, 01:02 AM
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LG VX8700 works fine on my 2008 535i. Not sure if anyone's mentioned it, but I didn't see any confirmations when searching this thread.
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Old 11-12-2007, 08:00 PM
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Has anyone made a Motorola i880 (Sprint/Nextel service) work? The phone pairs up fine and I can make and receive calls, but no phone book transfer to the car!

2007 BMW530i with Nav, Lux pkg, cold weather and park assist, conv pkg, but no Sirius or iPod installed. Any one with experience adding Sirius sat option aftermarket? The car is equipped to accept it.
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Old 11-13-2007, 04:09 PM
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I have a Motorola V635. It works with the British version of the 535i Bluetooth, but does not work with a USA version. I need separate handsets depending on the country I'm in and the car I'm driving.
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Old 11-13-2007, 05:59 PM
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question for all you out there - do you really have to buy the phone from wireless4bmw.com or can you simply buy the "approved" phone from the cell phone provider (i.e verizon, sprint etc.).

My treo 700p does not work very well with the interface so I am looking at Blackberry possibly (or just buy the razor to leave in the car and interface with both), but would rather buy direct from Verizon than wireless4BMW.
When I asked them directly the answer was that the phones from Wireless4BMW had "all the right software" but I have a hard time believing it will be any different that the software for the phone...does anyone out there have experience with this?
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Old 11-13-2007, 06:46 PM
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question for all you out there - do you really have to buy the phone from wireless4bmw.com or can you simply buy the "approved" phone from the cell phone provider (i.e verizon, sprint etc.).
Bought mine from Cingular before I had the car. Works just fine. That website just lists the phones that were compatible at the time the list was made. It is not an all inclusive list since my LG isn't listed but works great.
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Old 11-14-2007, 12:48 PM
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I have a Motorola V635. It works with the British version of the 535i Bluetooth, but does not work with a USA version. I need separate handsets depending on the country I'm in and the car I'm driving.
Correction! I got the V635 to pair.

RTFM The salesman was skipping a step in the iControl pairing procedure.
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Old 11-14-2007, 02:29 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)
[?] ability to send/receive SMS

THE ONLY THING I DONT KNOW IS IF A NAME HAS 2 OR 3 NUMBERS LIKE MOBILE OR OTHER THE 2ND OR 3RD NUMBER AND CALL IT FROM THE CARS ADDRESS BOOK
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Old 11-15-2007, 10:39 AM
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The BMW address book shows multiple name entries for people with many numbers under the same name in he handset. It makes that feature useless.
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Old 11-20-2007, 12:15 AM
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IT does not work at all. No connection and No function... I love the phone but, this really kills my love for it.
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Old 11-20-2007, 06:32 PM
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going crazy

Have used Treo 650 From sprint for months and months with no problems. In august my wife and I both got new Treo 755p's. Until earlier this week they both paired with no problems like butter.... Now all of a sudden they seem to pair but I get no signal strength icon and when I receive or try to call a headset icon comes up and I get nothing. If I cancel that on the phone I can use the phone but cant use bluetooth? Any suggestions sometimes I am a little technologically challenged.


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Old 11-23-2007, 03:47 PM
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IT does not work at all. No connection and No function... I love the phone but, this really kills my love for it.
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:15 PM
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looks like my Sprint 755P, Which I just purchased over a month ago is not compatible with my 550i!! CRUD!!!
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:56 AM
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Hi can anybody tell me if the new HTC Tytn ll Is FULLY compatible with the latest 3serie??

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Old 12-03-2007, 07:02 AM
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Is the Motorola Q series phones compatible with the 08 5 series?? I switched to a blackberry Pearl and I an not that fond of it. I had a Treo 755p and no go.

Having Sprint as my carrier, I am limited in options. Thanks
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:39 AM
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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)
[? ] ability to send/receive SMS

Have not tried to send/receive SMS but everything else works great.
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