After some tests and research, it seems that:
- N8 don't sync phonebook with the most recent Audi and BMW built-in Bluetooth car kits (but seems to work with some Mercedes models).
- The antenna signal communication doesn't work either.
- Some times (about 1 out of 3) the answer of an incoming call is not handled correctly by the BT car kit.
- Just phone pairing and basic call handling is working.
The same Audi and BMW Bluetooth car kits are working fine with the N97 (including phonebook synchronizing, recent call handling and antenna signal).
In this situation the N8 is almost unusable safely by car!
Does anyone have some advice?
Is this a known problem from Nokia? Is it planed of being solved in a next firmware?
I have the Mercedes Bluetooth HPF module which has worked *perfectly* with older Nokia phones (6300, even 'cheap' 3110c and 3120c), Windows Mobile, and Blackberry.
I'm pretty peed off that the Nokia N8 doesn't work with this module in that contacts are not available
From what I can work out the "solution" is to buy a new bluetooth module for 250GBP!
"As it supports PBAP it should now work with the latest Nokia smartphones properly."
So do I blame Nokia or Mercedes? What has changed that means old phones work but new ones don't?! The bluetooth module I have can clearly access contacts on the older phones.
In answer to the original post - the N8 has the rSAP option so it should work with those models that require it. Unless it doesn't work.
I'm having problems getting the N8 to pair with my 2010 Rav 4 car kit. My Samsung omnia had no problem pairing with the car kit. Dose anyone know if the Bluetooth version has anything to do with this issue?
There also Problems with Parrot MKI9200.
After ending the conversation with incoming calls and pressing red button the N8 starts streaming music buy it self thru the Parrot. If you call out this never happens.
And there is problem handling music streaming playback with the Parrot + N8.
Speak and contacts works like it should.
Toyota RAV 2010 BT HF you can pair it but you can't talk thru it.
Older BT headset does the same you pair it but no sound.
So I think N8 has problems with older Bluetooth devices.
All Car brand has problems with many phones so it´s no 100% solution.
Better to go the old way = Buy the BT car solution from the same brand as the phone
and you get a solution from the same decade.
And skip the old **bleep** the carbuilders is building in the most cars that has a development
time for about 5-8years that worked good with the Nokia 6233.....
Use the Nokia CK-200 work like a glove!
But buy the extra external mic the build in is just built in...
I am in France. I have the same probleme with my BMW 318d touring. I just bought a Nokia N8. It connects whit the BT of the BMW then disconnect, then reconnect. After a while driving, it stoppes doing it. Before the N8 I had a Nokia E71 that worked perfectly. Have you found a solution?
Whereas 5800XM and N97 Mini can be a pleasant experience with Toyota as per this resource, it is a different matter with N8 which can just about manage being a handsfree device:
SDP = Service Discovery Protocol seems to be sadly lacking from the N8 unfortunately.
Symbian specialist until 31/01/2013 with interests in Maemo & MeeGo but an aversion to Windows!
2010-12-23 18:51 - edited 2010-12-23 18:52
Thanks for the explanation, I just bought an N8 yesterday (by contract prolongation) and I was gullible enough not to check the Toyota homepage for support in my Prius and I realized I could connect my wife's N97 Mini and my old C905 as audio player with no problems at all, but the N8 refuses to pair as audio player.
The dealer was kind enough to take it back and let me opt for another phone in January, when maybe a) prices dropped for other phones and b) other models show up in the market, which I might like.
Needless to say that I'm pretty angry at myself (for not checking beforehand) and at Nokia for omitting this feature, which I expected to be in by default in such a modern rig.
Does anyone know if we can expect this to be implemented in a newer firmware in close future?
Anyone found a solution to this problem?
Does anyone know if Nokia are working to resolve this?
Have Sami problems in my Volkswagen RCD-510 the same model as
Nokia and Volkswagen uses the "Terminal mode" project
Having had the same problem I came across the following which solved the problem with my N8 - http://justnoel.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/syncing-y
Telephone numbers now appear in my Audi A4's screen.
Some times (about 1 out of 3) the answer of an incoming call is not handled correctly by the BT car kit.
No one who has found a solution to this, it switches constantly between BT and the phone?
Nokia are you working on a better BT connection?
Hope it will be a solution to this otherwise become another phone and it will not be a Nokia if there is no will to solve this kind of problem
I have also had a persistent problem with not only my N8 but any N series phone I use with my BMW 5 series bluetooth car kit - although I can receive calls - it does not load up my phone book into the bluetooth kit of the car - does anyone know a solution to this - I have set the phone to sharing my contacts with a car kit but no joy - has a solution been found yet?
2011-02-04 17:28 - edited 2011-02-04 17:33
well done for finding my blog westy Glad it helped.
Has anyone renamed the handsets with a localised name before pairing it to the cars.
Dont start moaning about "I'll not buy another nokia because of this BT issue" as this is NOT solely a Nokia issue. Right now I have an N8 and X6 and iPhone and a BB and the BB is the one that drops the BT connection and then picks it up 2 mins later. None of the other handsets have issue. Yet in some peoples case it is the Nokia that has the issue not the BB... its damn random. If you are taking that stance you may as well pick up a couple of yoghurt pots.
The N8 will pair and sync with modern cars with the contacts.six but its a bit of a drawn out process that will require some cleaning of your current paired devices. Have a look at the link westy posted and see the steps there if they can help you... feel free to ping me on there and I'll ask around