Samsung D900 and a Mac?

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  1. G5Unit macrumors 68020

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    I have heard that people have had problems using this phone with a mac. All I want to do it transfer pictures and music. Can I do this? With a micro SD card?

    Also, with this phone can you set MP3 songs at ringtones? And if not, is there any app out there that converts MP3's to .AMR?
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    With my samsung SGH-T509 I can just connect using the bluetooth setup assistant and transfer files to and from the phone that way. I assume it will probably be the same with your phone. About the MP3 question, if it can't (my SGH-T509 cannot do this), you can convert mp3 to .amr here.
     
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    Thanks for the link! Can I just drag and drop songs to my memory card and play them back?
     
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    No problem, glad to help :).

    What I can do for mine is connect the phone via bluetooth then I click on browse device from the menubar bluetooth icon and then I click on Sounds and then Dowloaded sounds and then I can send files to that folder and I can play it back on my phone, but not set it as my ringtone. It probably will be different for your phone, but I would suggest seeing if you can get songs onto the memory card that way.
     
  5. thequicksilver macrumors 6502a

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    I want to piggyback on here slightly and ask an additional question about using a D900 with a Mac - seemed silly to create a new thread as my question follows on nicely.

    I switched from a Sony Ericsson T610 to a Razr last year, and the feature I miss above all is the ability to send SMS messages from my computer via Address Book, paired to my phone via Bluetooth. Can anyone confirm whether or not the D900 can perform this task? If it doesn't, it is a deal-breaker, and the internet hasn't helped me work this out at all.

    Many thanks indeed. :)
     
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    You should check out mirasoftware, they have software that should allow you to do what you want.
     
  7. thequicksilver macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks - I have used that app but to be honest don't like it. Can't explain why, but just don't.

    Do you happen to know whether the D900 does work with Address Book properly though? :)
     
  8. thequicksilver macrumors 6502a

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    I know this is a dead thread effectively now, but as I have the phone myself now I can directly answer all the questions asked.

    You can either put data onto a Micro SD card connected to your Mac via a card reader, or simply USB/Bluetooth data across using the normal Finder/Bluetooth apps. If you are relying on your phone's internal memory, however, you cannot access this memory via USB - you will have to send files via Bluetooth.

    Yes, you can, though strangely not as message tones.

    It doesn't really work, no, frustratingly. It gives the impression that it is working nicely - when you click the Bluetooth button on the Address Book window it highlights blue and says it is connected to the D900. However the sending and receiving of messages do not work, nor can you dial/answer using your Mac.

    Certainly BPE 1 doesn't work - it gets confused when counting the messages on my phone. For obvious reasons I'm not willing to buy a licence to test version 2 - I'll wait and see what they claim it can do whenever it gets released.

    So overall the D900 plays pretty well with OS X, but is tantalisingly close to being perfect. If it gets sorted with the Address Book I'll be a very happy man, and if not - meh, I'll survive. :)
     
  9. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    I still have the beta installer for a February version of Bluephoneelite 2. Pm me and I could upload it for you. All you have to do to get it to work is set the date on your Mac back to February.
     

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