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Is it possible to print via bluetooth or wi-fi to mobile printer? I run my business on a Palm t-3, printing all my tags on an HP450wbt... but I don't think a wi-fi SD card will ever work. SanDisk has been promising forever, and still we got nuttin'! I love Linux, and I think the open source community can rise to meet any challenge, so I find it puzzling that Microsoft offers the only PDA OS that can run Bluetooth and Wi-Fi internally... and still run a print daemon! I'll rot in hell B4 I give Microsoft another penny of my hard earned money, so unless I'm missing something, I'm stuck with a mostly closed source handheld! What about Java 2 ME support with Printable/Pageable API's? What about CUPS or lpd? I'd buy a Zaurus in a second if it could print!
Microsoft offers the only PDA OS that can run Bluetooth and Wi-Fi internally

There are Palm devices that have both. (for example, Sony UX-50). The Zaurus SL-6000W (available in Japan) also has both, or you can use a CF bluetooth card. I don't know for sure the answer to your question, but I suspect it's possible. I know cups and lpd have been ported to the Zaurus, so if the printer just talks its normal command language over a bluetooth serial connection, it ought to be pretty easy to configure. Don't know if anyone's tried it though. Printing over wifi should also work if you have a print server on your network somewhere. You would probably configure it just like on desktop Linux.
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