in-car BT with directory and dialing assistance ftw. the only time i ever need/use BT is in the car.
Well, I think I solved this issue by ordering the Blue Ant Q1. 45 bucks on ebay. I'm not thrilled that I had to spend $45.00 for this but it is different technology so that does at least make it interesting.
Hookbill, can you please post a review once you receive the item?
Hate to buy a new headset. I absolutely love my Plantronics 510. It's a little bulky, but it's the only device I've found that doesn't give me a headache from wearing it for prolonged periods.
My wife does a lot of ebay and she said this made sense. We shall see, the seller had an excellent track record and that's the first thing I look for. It's hard to beat 99.5% approval. He had about 5000 feedback.
A gun in the hand is better than a cop on the phone.
Only the Skilled Survive
A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
Drill Sergeant Frick's Rules For Un-armed Combat.
1. Never be unarmed.
2. See Rule #1
USMC rule # 23 of gunfighting: Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
The technology of the Blue Ant is such so that it actually has the capacity to speak to you, not the phone. Therefore when you press the button and hear "Say a command" it's the headset talking. It then finds the contact on your list and the phone calls it.
What you may have confused it with was the alternative solution which is an app that you can purchase in the market. In any case I'll get back with everyone once I receive mine which may be as early as the 16th.
You still need the combo of Voice Dialer HF (and optionally Button Shortcut) and it requires a single button press (on screen or camera button if remapped) to start the Voice Dialing of the contacts in the Droid. Once that is initiated you can hear the prompts in the BlueAnt and from then on you can use Voice Dialer HF to call contacts or open apps in the Droid. Until Motorola or Google fix the missing BT stack, the microphone for Voice dialing is still done with the Droid's mic and you cannot initiate the Droid's internal Voice dialing without at least 1 button press. When(if) this is fixed you will be able to initiate Voice dialing of the Droid with a button press on the BT headset as is commonly known on other phones as "Handsfree".
Confused yet??? :-)