seems like a complete 180 for a company fond of disabling dial-up networking and simultaneous WiFi and voice usage on
their handsets, Verizon has apparently enabled
Bluetooth profile in the recently-released 0.1.15.04
firmware update. As RAZR
owners are well aware, the previous two firmware updates had
disabled and then completely removed OBEX, which gives customers a free way to transfer their files to a PC, most
importantly their pictures. The new firmware not only enables OBEX, say HowardForums users
, but actually
allows pic transfers over a wired USB connection as well using the Motorola Phone Tools software. Having seen Verizon
has take such a shocking step following their change of heart on DUN
we're expecting reports anytime of Apple opening up the iPod, Sony dumping the MemoryStick, and the HD-DVD and Blu-ray
camps coming to a super-last-minute compromise.
*Verizon is currently in the process of acquiring AOL, Engadget's parent company. However, Engadget maintains full editorial control, and Verizon will have to pry it from our cold, dead hands.