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I Have Got The Ultimate Mobile Device... Now Just For One Small Step Further

Bluetooth Printing... Come on Apple

In my last article, which set and solved the problems for an On-the-Road Information Worker (Insurance Assessor). I told what Enterprise Mobility could achieve with cool software and hardware. Now taking the story one step along would rock.... leaving a printed document!

Even now, a few years after I saw and bought the Brother MW-140BT it still looks a cool. With the Bluetooth Mobile Printer (MW-140BT) alongside the Apple iPhone, they look like a partnership made in heaven... but that is where the vision currently stops.

As far as I know the iPhone Bluetooth stack is not as fully featured as it could be. On switching on my iPhone's Bluetooth in the office, I was able to see a few Macbook's & PC's but that was it... bummer :-(

iPhone Bluetooth Printing

A cry for help...

  • I have got the Ultimate Mobile Device...
  • I can build cutting-edge Mobile Applications...
  • Now just for one small step further...more Bluetooth functionality...
  • I already have a way cool printer ready at hand!

Come on Apple, help us Enterprise guys out, flesh out the Bluetooth functionality... pretty please

More Stories By Ian Thain

As one of the Sybase Technical Evangelists, Ian regularly addresses technical audiences all over the world and his sessions are always very well attended. He also writes education classes, whitepapers, demos and articles for various Sybase products and publishes regularly in Journals such as SYS-CON's PBDJ and International Developer Magazine. He is also the Sybase Unwired Platform & PocketBuilder Evangelist and works closely with the team in Dublin, CA and Concord, MA on new features and demonstrations for the products. In his customer-facing Evangelist role, Ian is very involved with the design, production and testing of Enterprise class Unwired Solutions, that have been implemented using Sybase's Unwired tools for Sybase customers around the globe. In addition, Ian is a dedicated technical expert continually working with Sybase's key partners and clients to enhance the capabilities of the Unwired solutions that Sybase can offer to its customers. Ian can also be found on Twitter @ithain