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281w ago - Below is a video from MaemoItalia demonstrating how to control the PS3 with the Nokia N900 via BlueMaemo.

BlueMaemo is a remote controller program for the Maemo-powered devices. With BlueMaemo you can turn your Maemo-powered device in a mixed Bluetooth keyboard-and-mouse device through the HID Bluetooth profile.

When you have a PlayStation 3 or PC running Windows, Linux or Mac OS X the PS3 / PC is Bluetooth-ready and supports the HID Bluetooth profile. You have a Nokia Nseries phone with BlueMaemo loaded and you're now in control.

Windows XP and Media Center Edition:

• Turn bluetooth on.
• Start BlueMaemo on the device.
• Go to the bluetooth preferences and choose 'Add a new device'.
• Choose the device and choose a blank password (you can also choose a numeric password the PassAgentKey will appear on the device asking for the password).

Recently astrogirl wrote a BlueMaemo pairing guide for PS3 users, to quote:

The steps I do to pair are: On the PS3 go to the menu Settings > Accessory Settings > Manage Bluetooth Devices.

• Press Register New Device and Start Scanning
• On the n810 I make sure bluetooth is on and open bluemaemo.
• The PS3 will as to enter a key which I typed into the n810. It then gives a message that they are now connected (the n810 just says "Connected to:", as in the ps3 does not have a name)
• To use the most keys (including direction buttons) you have to be on the keyboard profile or assign them in the game controller.
• To use the triangle button you have to be on the mouse profile.

The buttons are:

Triangle: Right mouse button
Square: Backspace
Cross: Enter
Circle: Escape (back button)

Check out the video below!



Video: Control the PS3 with a Nokia N900 via BlueMaemo

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#12 - Rav - 281w ago
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LOL wow, i like the tech part of things.. and congrats on the ORP... i might look into this phone myself... again good work!

#11 - kakarotoks - 281w ago
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@Poopsqueege: yeah, it would probably run on Mer, but I can't guarantee you that though, so just try it and see for yourself.. however, like I said, it kills 100% of the CPU, and it's not responsive at all, so it's kind of useless for now unfortunately.

#10 - Poopsqueege - 281w ago
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@kakarotoks could this run on mer and could it be programed it to do combos for games like street fighter?

#9 - kakarotoks - 281w ago
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[QUOTE=Rav;280061]First time i been called that ever LOLZ

Driod is a great phone for people who know how to use it properly.. im gonna go look up this phone myself and see whats great about it.. im sure that nokia has a app for that

#8 - canabal - 281w ago
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I just tried it out a couple of days ago. It is great, and I can now get rid of my bluetooth keyboard for my ps3. It mostly sat there and did not get used much anyway.

The N900 is a great phone/computer, I am just worried that there will not be enough 3rd party support for it, which will force me to get an android phone.

#7 - GotNoUsername - 281w ago
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I doubt it will be of any use for the normal people at all. Why do I need to control my PS3 via Handy ?

#6 - Rav - 281w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by kakarotoks View Post
droid sucks, maemo rules!

First time i been called that ever LOLZ

Driod is a great phone for people who know how to use it properly.. im gonna go look up this phone myself and see whats great about it.. im sure that nokia has a app for that

#5 - Ninjazin - 281w ago
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I only wish that someone would implement this on android phones.

#4 - Poopsqueege - 281w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Rav View Post
This would be nice to see on more smart phones, pda, iphones, etc. typing would be pretty fast also, there are many fast texters out there on phones. but for controller use i could see this being hard to play games etc, depending on the phone used.. but very cool. i hope the droid gets this

I agree with you. But, unfortunately, most cell phones don't have the power to run real programs. The iphone could probably do something similar but I doubt any Palm or Android could handle it. I really wish that my G1 could be used as a remote, but as cool as it sounds it doesn't really add much functionality as a controller--unless it could emulate the PSP and do remote play.

The N900 is pretty much the new super-phone, but it isn't a PSP, a controller, or a big keyboard--but it may make a good remote for movies and would make typing easier. As cool as it sounds it isn't really anything that would improve how you play games, unless you could program scripts into it that could play the game for you with a push of a button.

#3 - kakarotoks - 281w ago
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Quote Originally Posted by Rav View Post
This would be nice to see on more smart phones, pda, iphones, etc. typing would be pretty fast also, there are many fast texters out there on phones. but for controller use i could see this being hard to play games etc, depending on the phone used.. but very cool. i hope the droid gets this


droid sucks, maemo rules!