Thanks. Two questions:Get a blackberry audio gateway. Plug that into the aux port. Leave it in the glovebox. Create the bluetooth connection between the gateway and the iphone then audio will be streamed. The problem with this is that the phone can only be connected to 1 BT source so when you get a phone call you cant use the pcar to answer the call and the audio just comes in over the aux jack. Its one creative solution, and not for everyone....
Sorry for the delay in the reply. With regards to the gateway, no it is better than the Rockr because its not an FM transmission, its a Bluetooth transmission from your phone to a receiver which transmits over copper thus giving you a better sound quality.Thanks. Two questions:
I understand that the Blackberry Audio Gateway gets wired into the aux. Is that the only advantage over something like a Motorola T505 Rockr that transmits by FM? I own one already.
If I use a Blackberry Audio Gateway, can an Android 2.2 phone (Thunderbolt) pair with the car's handsfree phone bluetooth and the Blackberry Audio Gateway (A2DP) simultaneously? (Sure hope the answer is a big fat YES.)
I'm getting conflicting reports on this. Some say the Evo can definitely connect to two different bluetooths provided they aren't both using "phone." I have a Thunderbolt which is somewhat like the Evo. I'll know the answer in a few days because my Blackberry A2DP device shipped from Amazon late last week.With regards to the Android or any other device, there is no bluetooth stack to my knowledge that is in our devices that allows us to simultaneously connect two bluetooth sources to one handset. It is a great idea though.
The BB Gateway connected to the AUX input as Alpin550 described works great with my BB Torch, although I leave everything in the center console not the glove box. As long as BT is on on my phone, as soon as I get in the car, the phone is connected with the gateway, and as soon as I turn on the ignition, the phone is also connected with the handsfreelink in the car. I use the gateway BT connection to listen to music stored on my phone or stream Pandora (gotta love the unlimited data plan!). The sound quality is as good as it gets. When a call comes in, the BT connection to the BB Gateway is automatically interrupted, the music stops, and I hear the telephone rings from the car speaker through the handsfree link as usual. I can pick up the call via the handsfree link using the steering wheel call button. When the call is over, the BT connection to the BB gateway will automatically reconnect in a couple of seconds and the music resumes (occasionally this last part takes a little longer).I'm getting conflicting reports on this. Some say the Evo can definitely connect to two different bluetooths provided they aren't both using "phone." I have a Thunderbolt which is somewhat like the Evo. I'll know the answer in a few days because my Blackberry A2DP device shipped from Amazon late last week.