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I recently switched from the Blackberry Storm 2 to the Torch 9850. I paired the phone to two Bluetooth items successfully. When I attempted to pair the phone to my Sony-Ericsson HBH-DS980 earphones, I noticed that the pairing was for Handsfree, not for Stereo Audio and A/V Remote Control, as it is for the Storm. The earphones work perfectly with the Storm and also with the Ipad2. The specifications for the Torch specify that A2DP is supported.
I called Verizon and they connected me to Blackberry. The technician spent half an hour trouble-shooting but could not come up with a resolution.
Therefore, have other people experienced the same problem trying to use the Torch 9850 with A2DP and stereo earphones or speakers. The Blackberry technician has agreed to keep the case open for one month since the phone is so new to the market.
Thank you very much.
P.S. After I wrote the above, my fiancée suggested that I attempt to pair the Torch with a Soundgate hearing device. It worked perfectly! The Torch displayed Stereo Audio and A/V Remote Control.
Therefore, are there incompatible devices even though both the phone and the earphones support A2DP?