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BlueAnt Firmware Updates

One of the nice features on many of the newer Bluetooth accessories is the ability to update the firmware. BlueAnt Wireless has a handful of Bluetooth headphones and speakers that can be updated reducing the need to replace your Bluetooth accessory.

We recently reviewed BlueAnt's S4 Bluetooth Speaker (which is firmware updateable) and discovered that BlueAnt had released an updated firmware version. Firmware Version 1.6 is reported to enhance the integration with BING-411 and newer phones and improve voice prompts.

The update process for the S4 is similar to that for BlueAnt's T1, Q1, V1, Z9i and Z9.  Curious how the update process went? Ease on past the break to learn more about BlueAnt's update process and how the latest update effected the S4.

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Review: BlueAnt S4 Bluetooth Speaker

BlueAnt has released its latest Bluetooth Speakerphone, the S4. The S4's main features center around the use of voice commands to enhance the "hands free" experience. While you can still control the speakerphone with buttons, with the S4 you can say "answer" or "ignore" to manage incoming calls.

In addition to offering hands free calling, the S4 also puts BING information at your disposal through BING 411 and allows access to audible text messages by being Vlingo compatible. All in all, the S4 hopes to keep your hands more on the wheel and less on your phone.

We had the opportunity to take the S4 out for a test drive and found it to offer some "cool" features. We also found some features still needed a little work. Follow the break to what type of impression the S4 left.

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BlueAnt T1 Winner!

Congratulations and braggin' rights goes out to WMExperts member arthurbrownleeiv for winning the BlueAnt T1 Bluetooth headset.  His post in our forums discussion was randomly selected to win the headset. 

Congratulations also goes out to jh20001 for being selected as our Giveaway Runner-up.  jh20001 will be receiving the Maximo iMetal Stereo headset. would like to thank everyone for participating in this Giveaway Contest and for sharing some great looking home screens.  We'll keep the discussion going and while the contest period has come and gone, feel free to show off your Windows Phone home screens.


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BlueAnt T1 Giveaway

We recently reviewed the BlueAnt T1 Bluetooth headset and found it to be a nice, rugged headset.  We haven't had a giveaway in a while, so what better time than the present.

It's also been a while since we did a "show us your home page" discussion over in the forums. So we decided to kill two birds with one stone. If your interested in winning the T1, simply head on over to this Forums discussion and share your home screen. If you're not sure how to capture your home screen there are tons of methods such as MyMobiler or Shake and Save.

We'll let the discussion run until 7:00pm PST on August 11, 2010 and randomly choose one post to win the T1. You do have to register to participate (a painless process that starts here) and we'll post a "braggin' rights" announcement later that week.

UPDATE: Seeing that it's been so long since we've had a give away, one prize just didn't seem to be enough. While the first prize will remain the T1, we'll choose a second post at random for a Maximo iMetal Stereo Headset.

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BlueAnt has released a firmware update for their Q1 Bluetooth Headset. The Q1's firmware version 8.19 is being considered a major update by BlueAnt and brings the ability for streaming audio to the voice controlled headset. A2DP audio streaming will allow users to listen to their favorite tunes, podcasts, as well as some GPS turn-by-turn navigation (GPS has to support A2DP).

The update also includes a few button changes in that now only one click of the button will end a call and double clicking the button during a call will switch between BlueAnt's Voice Isolation Standard and Max settings.

The firmware update and instructions on how to update your Q1 can be found over at BlueAnt's web site.

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Our Fall Freebies continue! Last month, we reviewed the Blueant Q1 voice controlled headset and now we want to give it away.

To have a chance at the Blueant Q1 all you have to do is post a comment on any story (except this one) between now and 5:00 p.m. PST on Friday, October, 2, 2009. We'll randomly select a winner from these comments.

Keep in mind that you do have to register to leave a comment and that painless process starts here. And we're sure to have more giveaways in the future. Stayed tuned and as soon as Dieter looks the other way, we'll see what we can sneak out of the store.

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I love it when my iPhone toting friends start describing why their phone is the superior device on the smartphone market. My typical response is going through the list of things that my Tilt does that their precious iPhone does not. The primary weakness that I tend to bring up is the lack of A2DP (Bluetooth stereo audio) support.

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