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Bluetooth device name v.s. address

Sep 28, 2008 at 9:21 PM
It seems like it's hit or miss when I discover devices and bind their names a s a string to anything.  More than half of the time the "name" is actually just the address.  Every now and then, though, when the moon is right, it seems that the name is finally resolved as the device name, ie Blackberry 8100 or Trimble GPS.

I really would much rather have the name than the address for my specific app. 

My question (other than how to fix this) is why does this happen.  It doesn't seem to have anything to do with how far away or close it is, and doeasn't seem to have to do with how recently the device has been discovered.  Even if I discover it over and over again, it doesn't seem to refresh with the name untill it feels like it.  Any suggestions?