UPDATE: SOLUTION FOUND – SEE COMMENTS SECTION
Some time ago I wrote about my mobile phone dilemma as I needed a handset that supported RSAP (Remote SIM Access Profile) so that it would work flawlessly with my VW Passat bluetooth kit. I found that the Samsung Galaxy S2 supported RSAP, but not if you upgraded to Android 4 (ICS). You can find the original post here and you will see it has attracted quite a few comments.
In the ended I plumped for a Nokia N8, which has RSAP and has worked pretty well apart from a few frustrating issues (some of which you will also find on this blog). Now that I have just started a new business it was time to sort out a new business mobile phone contract, and as I wanted a proper keyboard with RSAP I went for a Blackberry Bold 9900.
Now I had previously tested a Blackberry Torch with my car and it worked fine, so you can imagine my dismay when I tried to connect my 9900 only to find the damn thing will not connect. After ages where the car says “Connecting” it eventually gives up saying “Connection not possible”. Then I did a google search and found loads of people with Audis/VWs having the same problem connecting to their Blackberry Bold 9900s.
I upgraded to the latest Blackberry OS 7.1, as another feature I wanted (“UMA”) required an upgrade, despite it working on other Blackberrys – why does the 9900 have these problems when other Blackberrys work fine. So now I am hoping that a new OS will come out which fixes the RSAP problem else I will probably have to keep the Nokia and divert the Blackberry to it every time I get into the car.
It’s just so disappointing to be confronted by technology issues all the time, why can’t this stuff be done properly rather than drip feeding OS updates to fix issues that should have been sorted before the product was released?