New Wii Discovery! (Photo Channel)

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by [M]artin, Nov 22, 2006.

  1. [M]artin
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    Posted by a user over at the official Nintendo Forums that explains how his Wii pulled multiple pictures from his brother's Bluetooth enabled cell phone:

    Source can be found here
     


  2. Jax

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    Cool! [​IMG]
     
  3. Hadrian

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    Hot piss! Thats a nice bonus.
     
  4. [M]artin
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    Definitely gonna be cool with Bluetooth-enabled laptops. Quick, painless, and wireless photo transferring. [​IMG]
     
  5. memyselfandi

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    That's pretty cool
     
  6. shaunj66

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    The guy is obviously mistaken. Bluetooth devices require a security/pass code to be entered on the sending and receiving devices. There's no way for the Wii to be able to access and download the photos from the mobile phone without an alert on the phone itself.

    And I'm sure Nintendo would have advertised this feature. [​IMG]
     
  7. lookout

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    link not working...
     
  8. shtonkalot

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    Are you sure about that requirement? I thought you could have security completely disabled and open access on bluetooth devices?
    I'm not sure about it but I thought that was how the first mobile phone virus spread. You could ensure you didn't get it by enabling some security for bluetooth.

    Of course I may be completely wrong, I was fairly sure you didn't HAVE to have security for bluetooth though...
     
  9. ateam

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    This supposed bluetooth does NOT work on my Wii. I smell a lie.
     
  10. jhoff80

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    Yeah besides that, its a privacy issue. If the Wii took the pictures off the phone of everyone who came into your house, that would be a problem.
     
  11. Hitto

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    It's pretty dubious, for obvious security reasons.
    Although it may be possible, in the future, thanks to homebrew, as the wii is supposed to use bluetooth for the controllers. (I have no motivation to find sources this late in the night, and I may be mistaken)
     
  12. Lily

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    Err..

    The description of the photo channel on the Wii itself claims that it can receive pictures from mobile phones. It's true, it can, but it doesn't do it AUTOMATICALLY. If your phone can send pictures via bluetooth, the Wii can most certainly receive and display them.
     
  13. ridgecity

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    It doesn't work. at least not with a Motorola Razr & Sony ericsson Z520a...
     
  14. animalsex

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    Man, I totally can't wait to look at pictures on my gaming system..?
     
  15. PuyoDead

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    It is definitely not real. As for the photo channel saying it can get pictures from a cell phone, it's talking about mini/microSD cards. NOT bluetooth. Nowhere does the photo channel mention ANYTHING about bluetooth.

    As for the security feature, you have to set a password on the first device, then confirm it on the second. The wii can't bypass both of those automatically. The privacy issue alone would cause a huge legal stink at nintendo.
     
  16. cruddybuddy

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    Tested: Confirmed NOT true.
     
  17. Saturnplanet5

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    I personally think photos on the Wii is just a waste of time anyway. Unless you could texture map them into video games, that would be o.k.
     
  18. Kyoji

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    You obviously haven't used the Photo Channel then [​IMG]

    I am extremely impressed with it, as is the rest of my family. It's VERY simple, lays out all your pictures/movies in an easy to navigate manner, and the automatic slideshow is just great!
     
  19. Hellfenix

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    It's very nice I agree
     
  20. Linkiboy

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    Since when can you trust anything posted on the Nintendo Forums, anyway?