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I have a Kenwood KDC-X993 and a Blackberry 8330 that I have paired in my truck. I can do the handsfree calling send and receive with no issues. However, I have 2 things with it that are bothering me. I can't get it to recognize when I get an SMS text message come in and I can't play audio from my Blackberry. I have no problems getting audio from my wife's IPOD or from my USB thumbdrive, but it isn't showing anything to play on the Blackberry.
Welcome to the forums beardking. I checked Kenwood's Bluetooth compatibility web site about the compatibility of that receiver and the Blackberry 8330. First, they do not list the Blackberry 8330 in the list of phones. The closest model that is listed is the 8320. If we assume that the functionality is the same, then you will not be able to get or send SMS text messages. As for the A2DP audio streaming, the firmware may need to be updated. According to Kenwood's web site, firmware 1.70 is needed to support the audio streaming. You should check yours to make sure it is 1.7 or newer.
Anyone have other ideas?
agreed with paul.. my iphone needed an upgrade to do A2DP to my JVC-KD-avx44 .. as for the text thing.. i havent been able to do that either.. but who needs to text or know of a text while driving? (#1 killer for teens!)
JVC KD-AVX44, 2 Massive Audio Hippo 8's , Hifonics Colossus going back in soon, MB Quart ONX216, Fli audio FL450S-F2, Energy ENC693x2 in rear deck, 6 gauge kit plus a huge 3 gauge kit. Custom built box for my 8's :)
Well, I ended up emailing Kenwood Support to ask my questions as well and I got the answers to them.
Apparently Blackberries don't work with Kenwood as far as pushing the text message to the HU's. Not a necessary feature, but it would have been nice anyway.
As for the A2DP, I was misunderstanding how that works. I thought that with connecting via BT, the HU would look up the files on my media card just as it does with a USB drive or CD's. However, I was told that I have to start the media playing on my phone and control it through my phone. I tested that and it does actually work. Not quite how I was hoping, but again, not a big deal.
Now I just have to decide if I want to get a big (and expensive) USB flash drive or buy a much bigger (but not quite as expensive) USB powered external hard drive to get all of my music to my HU. The only problem with that is making sure that everything is compatible with the HU's file structure requirements.
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