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FAQ: BlackBerry Compatible Bluetooth Car Kits & Headsets

Comf_bt_montagecarkitRIM has done all of us a small favor by releasing a list of compatible car kits and Bluetooth headsets that are confirmed to work with BlackBerry devices with built in Bluetooth. This is a great resource because until now car kits used to be trial and error with many users running into quite a few errors.

It seems that RIM has decided to take steps to rectify these problems by testing out more and more Bluetooth devices. From RIM’s Knowledgebase:

RIM is in the process of expanding the list of compatible Bluetooth headsets and car kits. Bluetooth accessories not listed in this article may work with BlackBerry smartphones enabled with Bluetooth wireless technology, but RIM has yet to test them.

RIM does not guarantee anything but it does give us a good idea of what will and should work. I can personally confirm that this is not an exhaustive list since the Jabra BT800 & BT500 I use is not on the list but it is a good start.

The full listing is after the jump

Brand Manufacturer-installed car kit vendor
Acura HandsFreeLink™ car kit from Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI)
Audi Integrated car kit used in 2006 Audi vehicles with Bluetooth technologyFor information on Address Book integration, see KB04714.

Note: When a BlackBerry smartphone is paired with a 2005 Audi car kit, the car kit might randomly emit a false ring tone. For more information, see KB04837.

BMW Dealer-installed optional car kit from Visteon CorporationAll factory-installed car kits (BMW Assist package)

For information on Address Book integration, see KB04714.

Cadillac Bluetooth car kit from DENSO Corporation
Chrysler UConnect car kit from Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI)
Dodge UConnect car kit from Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI)
Ford MobileEase car kit from Peiker Acoustics
Honda HandsFreeLink car kit from Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI)
Jeep UConnect™ car kit from Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI)
Land Rover Integrated car kit used in Landrover vehicles with Bluetooth technology
Lexus Bluetooth car kit from DENSO Corporation
Lincoln MobileEase car kit from Peiker Acoustics
Mercury MobileEase car kit from Peiker Acoustics
Toyota Bluetooth car kit from DENSO Corporation

Here is a list of Bluetooth headsets known to work with BlackBerry smartphones:

  • Flamingo™ Bluetooth Headset *
  • Jabra® BT250v
  • Jabra JX10
  • Jabra BT125
  • Logitech® Mobile Pro™ Headset
  • Motorola® Bluetooth Headset H500 **
  • Motorola Bluetooth Headset HS820
  • Motorola Bluetooth Headset HS850
  • nXZEN™ 5000
  • Plantronics M3000 Bluetooth Headset
  • Plantronics Discovery™ 640 Bluetooth Headset
  • Plantronics Explorer™ 320 Bluetooth Headset
  • Plantronics Voyager™ 510 Bluetooth Headset
  • scala-500™ ***
  • Sony® Ericsson® Akono™ Bluetooth Headset HBH-602
  • Previously Tested Headsets

  • Logitech Mobile Freedom™
  • Plantronics M2500

* Three-way calling features on the Flamingo Bluetooth Headset are not supported.
** For more information regarding the Motorola headset, see the Additional Information section in this article.
*** The audio transfer function on the scala-500 is not fully supported.

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