I was slightly puzzled yesterday when I spotted the above message from PC Suite. You might wonder why, as it’s just saying that Ratbert (my phone) has connected via bluetooth. The problem is, Ratbert was in pieces infront of me (battery out, SIM out).
I did a scan for bluetooth devices using my Blackberry, then using my Nokia and found only one device had active bluetooth (my coworker’s phone), and that was named something completely different.
Given PC Suite was using Windows’ bluetooth stack, I worked on the premise that the fault lay at the door of Windows, so I gave it a little poke.
A search for active devices revealed:
You may ask “what’s wrong with that scan?”. Well…
- The Blackberry had its bluetooth disabled at the time of the scan.
- Wally (my old phone) is off, in a drawer, 25 miles away.
It gets weirder, I removed Wally from list of trusted devices and scanned again:
It seems to have picked it up again and implies it can be paired with.
Anyone else experienced simmilar oddities when dealing with Bluetooth?