Surfing on iPod Touch through Bluetooth?

Surfing on the go using iPod Touch is pretty much a norm nowadays with mobile wifi devices like the mifi or handphones installed with software like JoikuSpot or PDANet.

Do you know you can surf Internet through bluetooth? Apparently not a lot of people know of Bluetooth DUN (Dialup Networking). Most modern handphones with bluetooth supports DUN. Basically, the idea is to utilize bluetooth DUN to allow your iPod Touch (generation 2 and newer) surf Internet through it. Why only iPod Touch generation 2 and newer? It’s because iPod Touch generation 1 lacks the bluetooth feature.

What are the plus points? It goes easy on the batteries. Wifi drains batteries faster than bluetooth. So if you are like me using JoikuSpot, you will notice that your handphone’s juices runs out pretty quickly. Same goes for the iPod Touch.

Waiting for iBluever to be announced! Oops, forgot to mention what it is about. It is an application that allows your iPod Touch to recognize Bluetooth DUN. Bluetooth stack on the iPod Touch is limited to multimedia devices like headphones (officially). So these apps actually allow more bluetooth devices to be recognized. My iPod Touch now recognizes handphones/computers so I can bluetooth files around. It also recognize my bluetooth GPS receiver so I can navigate my way round unknown territories.

Oh before I forgot, iBluever is likely to be a Cydia app.

7 thoughts on “Surfing on iPod Touch through Bluetooth?

  • March 29, 2010 at 7:34 am
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    im using wmwifirouter seems like not bad

  • March 29, 2010 at 10:07 pm
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    richard,

    That sounds good too. How long can your handphone last with wmwifirouter on?

  • March 31, 2010 at 9:12 pm
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    not sure about the exact duration… 30 mins used about 10% according to the wmwifirouter status

  • May 10, 2010 at 12:20 pm
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    app is released as cydia paid app. tried the demo and it worked seamlessly with Nokia E51.

  • May 13, 2010 at 6:24 pm
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    wenwei,

    Yeah I saw the application on Cydia. Seems like the throughput is quite low

  • May 19, 2010 at 10:18 pm
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    im using wmwifirouter seems like not bad

  • May 22, 2010 at 2:19 pm
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    ibluever updated to 1.0.15! It seems like it is more stable

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