Blackberry Application Provides Bluetooth Dialup Networking for Mac and Windows

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Apple Macintosh and Windows users can now use Bluetooth-enabled Blackberry devices to provide internet access to compatible laptops and wireless devices.

I've used Bluetooth dialup networking with my Sony Ericsson phone before. Finally, Pulse lets me use my Blackberry 8700 and my Macbook the same way

Brain Murmurs, Inc, a Seattle-based software research and development company, has announced Pulse, a Bluetooth application for the RIM Blackberry that allows the device to be used as a dialup networking modem.

Dialup networking is commonly used to access the internet from a laptop while away from the office network or wifi hotspots. Dialup networking-enabled cell phones can act as virtual modems for the computer, providing reliable internet access through the phone's connection to its carrier network.

Until now, only Windows users have been able to use their Blackberry handheld devices, through the use of a special cable, to share their internet connection. Pulse allows Windows users to share their Blackberry internet access wirelessly and is the first solution to provide Mac users this capability in any form.

"Most high-end mobile phones provide built in dialup networking capability, but the Blackberry has always been a conspicuous exception," said Daniel Pasco, the Brain Murmurs CEO and Chief Engineer. "Pulse can provide your laptop with wireless internet access anywhere your Blackberry is able to connect to its regular internet service. This is a huge deal for users on the road, at remote offices, airports, and so on."

"I've used Bluetooth dialup networking with my Sony Ericsson phone before. Finally, Pulse lets me use my Blackberry 8700 and my Macbook the same way" said Garrett Kelly, a senior engineer at Brain Murmurs. "I like to have it around for those emergency situations when you're outside the range of a standard wireless connection, or just for surfing when I'm waiting around for someone."

Pulse requires a Bluetooth-enabled Blackberry with standard internet access and a Bluetooth-enabled PC or Macintosh to work. The application can be purchased in advance for 50% off and will be available for general sale at full cost by the end of October. More information can be found at

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Daniel Pasco

Brain Murmurs


About Brain Murmurs, Inc.

Brain Murmurs was established in 2001 as a parallel supercomputing research and development firm. The company is building a productive suite of development tools and network architectures to enable rapid development of applications for heterogeneous, clustered computing systems. The company is also pursuing innovative design ideas in scientific computing, distributed and embedded systems, and enterprise network services.

Brain Murmurs develops applications for commodity and high-end computer clusters, as well as handheld devices. Brain Murmurs is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and can be found on the web at

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