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Can I Send Picture From Phone To Laptop Via Bluetooth? Bluetooth phone, non-Bluetooth Printer

#1 User is offline   chasW98 

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Posted 09 June 2011 - 03:37 PM

I have a Sanyo cell phone that is Bluetooth capable and I can connect to my laptop (Win XP Pro) using a Bluetooth Dongle.
I can send Contact information (name/number) back and forth.
I want to send a picture to my non-Bluetooth printer that is also configured as a PDF (cutePDF).
Are there any configuration settings that will allow me to send a picture from my phone to my laptop/printer?
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 04:12 AM

View PostchasW98, on 09 June 2011 - 03:37 PM, said:

I have a Sanyo cell phone that is Bluetooth capable and I can connect to my laptop (Win XP Pro) using a Bluetooth Dongle.
I can send Contact information (name/number) back and forth.
I want to send a picture to my non-Bluetooth printer that is also configured as a PDF (cutePDF).
Are there any configuration settings that will allow me to send a picture from my phone to my laptop/printer?


Depends on the phone.

In general, yes, it is possible to send a file (photo or otherwise) using Bluetooth from a phone to a computer. But, you phone must support that ability.

Any Android based phone should be able to do that. While I have never tried it, I would assume a iPhone could as well. I would assume Blackberry phones can as well as Windows mobile or PalmOS based phones (I am pretty sure that my Treo 755p could).

For non-"smartphones" it get much more dicey.

If you phone can, there is likely some menu option to do so when you are looking at the picture you want to send. If you provide a model number, we might be able to do a search to see if we can find any information.
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Posted 12 June 2011 - 10:29 AM

The cell phone is a Sanyo Vero. It is not a Smart phone.
The Bluetooth software is from IVT Corporation - Bluesoleil.
After making connection between phone and laptop.

The phone menu is
- Photos
-- My Photos
--- Send Message (which carrier charges a fee)
--- Options
---- Select Print
----- PictBridge (for Bluetooth printer)
----- Bluetooth (which I selected) : Get message Searching for Device

Since my printer is not Bluetooth, can't find device.
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Posted 18 June 2011 - 05:16 PM

View PostchasW98, on 12 June 2011 - 10:29 AM, said:

The cell phone is a Sanyo Vero. It is not a Smart phone.
The Bluetooth software is from IVT Corporation - Bluesoleil.
After making connection between phone and laptop.

The phone menu is
- Photos
-- My Photos
--- Send Message (which carrier charges a fee)
--- Options
---- Select Print
----- PictBridge (for Bluetooth printer)
----- Bluetooth (which I selected) : Get message Searching for Device

Since my printer is not Bluetooth, can't find device.


I downloaded the manual for that phone (http://support.sprin...by_sanyo_ug.pdf).

Based upon that, it appears you are outta luck.

From the manual, it appears that your only options of getting pictures off the phone are either sending it as a (text) message or printing it to a Bluetooth printer. There appears to be no way to send the file to your computer by Bluetooth.

If you live in the US, then you could get a Google Voice number and I believe that you could then send a text message with the picture to your Google Voice number and from there I believe you could get it to your computer.

This post has been edited by smax013: 18 June 2011 - 05:17 PM

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Posted 21 June 2011 - 10:35 PM

smax013, thank you for your effort.
We are in agreement - I am out of luck.
I would like to close this topic and give you credit for your research, but I am not sure how.
(i.e., do not see any icons that would allow me to it)

This post has been edited by chasW98: 21 June 2011 - 10:36 PM

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Posted 22 June 2011 - 11:30 AM

View PostchasW98, on 21 June 2011 - 10:35 PM, said:

smax013, thank you for your effort.
We are in agreement - I am out of luck.
I would like to close this topic and give you credit for your research, but I am not sure how.
(i.e., do not see any icons that would allow me to it)


There's no way to do that with this forum software. I know what you're thinking of, as I've seen it on other forums.
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Posted 22 June 2011 - 01:15 PM

View PostchasW98, on 21 June 2011 - 10:35 PM, said:

smax013, thank you for your effort.
We are in agreement - I am out of luck.
I would like to close this topic and give you credit for your research, but I am not sure how.
(i.e., do not see any icons that would allow me to it)


The forum software here does not allow for "closing" of topics (moderators can in limited circumstances when a topic is out of control). Thus it will stay open.

There also is not a "correct answer" function with this forum software. The closest thing to it is are the little "plus" and "minus" round buttons at the bottom of each person's post. If you (or anyone else) thought that a particular post was helpful, then you can click the little "plus" button and that person's post will get a +1 "reputation point" and it will also add a +1 to that person's overall "reputation". The opposite happens if you use the little "minus" button. Not too many people make use of the system, so how valuable anyone "reputation" might be is kind of debatable.
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