Contact "beaming"

faroed

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 9, 2007
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I've had a couple of Palm OS devices and using IR or Bluetooth, I've exchanged contact details with other PDAs (including Windoze mobile devices).

As far as I can tell, this is not a feature on the iPhone. I reckon it would be a nice feature to add that I've not seen on any wish-list so far.

On my Palm T5, I can press and hold the contacts button and it beams my contact details. Nice.

Maybe this feature will be available by the time the iPhone makes it to Australia!

faroed
 

MacbookSwitcher

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Mar 13, 2007
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You bring up a very good point. Of all the gripes, such as lack of 3G, no video recording and no MMS, for me personally I would have liked to see IR on the device, or perhaps bluetooth beaming of contacts. This is something I actually used.
 

faroed

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 9, 2007
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Perth, Australia
...and another thing...

Not that I do this with my Palm but it would also be nice to beam* other stuff like photos, PDFs, etc. Of course, I guess it could always be sent via e-mail but it seems a bit excessive if the devices are right next to each other.


faroed

*I'll refrain from using the term "squirt" here.:D
 

wongulous

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Dec 7, 2002
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Simple solution.

Email yourself from your home computer a vCard file (.vcf) from Address Book (...or Outlook), and keep it on the iPhone's email; forward it to anyone who needs it.
 

/dev/toaster

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Feb 23, 2006
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San Francisco, CA
Has anyone ever used that feature, besides screwing around with friends ? In all the Palm devices I have had, I have never once used it in a real setting. Then again, I am tech guy not a sales guy.
 

diamond.g

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Mar 20, 2007
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Virginia
Has anyone ever used that feature, besides screwing around with friends ? In all the Palm devices I have had, I have never once used it in a real setting. Then again, I am tech guy not a sales guy.
My wife and I used to do it to keep certain contacts in sync (mutual friends, parents, etc).