So I have an Apple Wireless Keyboard, sleek aluminium design, neat.
And I have a Nokia e61, business model, no camera, no radio, but a fairly good wireless capability and a way too small QWERTY keyboard to do anything sensible with.
Connecting the two ought to be simple. Here’s how I did it, and with some help from Jakob, a high-school blogger from Finland, I managed to hook them up. No documentation anywhere to be had – it’s fairly straightforward but you need the little trick described below.
- Download the Nokia Wireless Keyboard App from Nokia. It’s made to be used with Nokia’s own keyboard, but it conforms to standards, fine, thanks.
- Start the app onboard your Symbian box.
- Turn on the keyboard. The little green lights blinks.
- Go to Options -> Find Keyboards -> Search.
- When your keyboard shows up, do Select. (If your immediate vicinity is full of Bluetooth-enabled stuff – yaaay electrosmog! – it might be a good idea to first pair your keyboard with a laptop and rename it to something easily identifiable).
- Immediately thereupon – and this’s the undocumented and crucial little trick: do it right away, don’t wait for prompts – punch a code e.g. "1111" on your keyboard, immediately followed by <ENTER>.
- Your phone will ask you for the passcode. Enter it on your phone.
- You’re doing it. You are with it. You are sooo mobile.