I am having a perplexing and annoying problem trying to get a (non TOM TOM) bluetooth GPS unit to pipe data into my Orange m5000 on a desired COM port.
The Bluetooth unit is just fine and connects sweetly to my Dell Axim running PocketPC - you just connect with "Bluetooth SPP" and off you go on COM Port 7 - no problems in TomTom or MemoryMap or whatever.
Now - try doing the same on the SPV - no way.
I have paired the device no problem, selected the "Serial Port" checkbox after pairing and have tried assigning a COM Port and have tried using it without.
The only COM ports it lets me map to are COM0, COM4 and COM8
Now is it just coincidence that TomTom and Memorymap do not have any of these options available? WTF?!
I have run GPSDash as a diagnostic as its got a good output of raw data feed and it lets me map to COM4 or COM8 (but not COM0) and it locks with the sig and all is sweet - so the GPS is fine and the Bluetooth stack is fine in the m5000.
So WHATS THE FRIGGIN DEAL with not being able to use COM0, 4 and 8 in other applications that I want to use?
By the way, I borrowed a friends TomTom specific BT GPS and it worked fine in TomTom but noting else - I believe it's locked to COM0 or something odd like that.
Please help anyone?