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Blue&Me upgraded with new software and adaptor
« on: August 24, 2009, 04:24:02 pm »
Fiat's Blue&Me upgraded with new software and adaptor

Fiat's innovative Blue&Me system has been upgraded to make the technology even more widely available for mobile phone users and music lovers.

The company has introduced new software for the popular communications and entertainment unit, which will offer improved functionality and enable greater compatibility with an increasing number of mobiles phones.

Similar infotainment systems are usually reserved for more high-end luxury cars, but Blue&Me is now available as standard on most Fiat cars.

Fiat owners can discover more about the new development and access the free-to-download software (version 5.4) from:

http://www.fiat.co.uk/Content/Article.aspx?id=19155

In addition, Fiat has also launched a new media player adaptor which has been developed to allow use of iPod and iPhone products through Blue&Me without changing the original format to MP3. The unit will only work on cars updated with the new version 5.4 software.

The iPod and iPhone adaptor costs £71.66 and is available from Fiat's 157-strong UK network of dealers.

You can also now buy the adaptor from the Abarthisti Shop for just £66.99.

UPDATE 8/7/2010: Blue&Me version 5.5 has been released, details here.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2012, 09:07:07 am by AlexK »

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    Offline fiona

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    Re: Blue&Me upgraded with new software and adaptor
    « Reply #1 on: August 24, 2009, 08:37:44 pm »
    Can we use this thread to see who is interested in a group purchase?  Any dealer out there willing to do a deal if we can maybe get 20 people interested?

    Please delete this, mods, if I am out of order.
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    Re: Blue&Me upgraded with new software and adaptor
    « Reply #2 on: August 24, 2009, 08:40:54 pm »

    Just to say I've been quoted £62.80 including VAT for the adapter by two dealers in the past week, the online price on the Fiat Accessories site seems to be marked up.

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    Re: Blue&Me upgraded with new software and adaptor
    « Reply #3 on: August 25, 2009, 09:14:46 am »
    Completed the upgrade to 5.4 last night and my phone has successfully paired.
     
    Not lost connection yet but it's early days. I'm hoping for the best.

    Thanks for the post AlexK. :thumb:
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    Re: Blue&Me upgraded with new software and adaptor
    « Reply #4 on: August 25, 2009, 05:18:59 pm »
    I checked on the Fiat website and their stock was showing '-15'.
    Asked in a branch of The Scottish Dealer in Dundee and got no sense so fired up good ol' eBay on the phone and ordered one from Sturgess in Leicester. Expected on 24th of September.  :-\

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    Re: Blue&Me upgraded with new software and adaptor
    « Reply #5 on: August 26, 2009, 03:17:24 pm »
    Interesting.........looking at the compatible list my 6500 slide is listed but listed on grey rather than bold black........does this mean it is isnt might be compatible?   id be loathed to update if it isnt as my B & M is working perfectly

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    Re: Blue&Me upgraded with new software and adaptor
    « Reply #6 on: August 26, 2009, 04:34:21 pm »
    Interesting.........looking at the compatible list my 6500 slide is listed but listed on grey rather than bold black........does this mean it is isnt might be compatible?   id be loathed to update if it isnt as my B & M is working perfectly

    The documentation is very clear. If your phone is working fine DO NOT  do the upgrade to 5.4.
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    Re: Blue&Me upgraded with new software and adaptor
    « Reply #7 on: August 26, 2009, 11:12:15 pm »
    OH Read the WHOLE thing..........i just went to the compatability list  :whistle:

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    Re: Blue&Me upgraded with new software and adaptor
    « Reply #8 on: September 01, 2009, 10:48:27 pm »
    How do you find out what version of B&M you have?
    As Keith Richards tells it, Jones came up with the name "The Rollin' Stones" (later with the 'g') while on the phone with a venue owner. "The voice on the other end of the line obviously said, 'What are you called?' Panic. The Best of Muddy Waters album was lying on the floor—and track one was 'Rollin' Stone Blues'".

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    Re: Blue&Me upgraded with new software and adaptor
    « Reply #9 on: September 03, 2009, 03:13:10 pm »
    Completed the upgrade to 5.4 last night and my phone has successfully paired.
     
    Not lost connection yet but it's early days. I'm hoping for the best.

    Thanks for the post AlexK. :thumb:

    Do you have the N95? I know someone else on here was struggling with it dropping the N95 connection.

    Just wondering whether the latest download will cure my woes.

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    « Reply #10 on: September 04, 2009, 09:32:19 am »
    Completed the upgrade to 5.4 last night and my phone has successfully paired.
     
    Not lost connection yet but it's early days. I'm hoping for the best.

    Thanks for the post AlexK. :thumb:

    Do you have the N95? I know someone else on here was struggling with it dropping the N95 connection.

    Just wondering whether the latest download will cure my woes.

    I don't have an N95 but I did have the same connection issue and the new firmware has solved the problem. I've not lost a connection since the upgrade. So much for the fool that was blaming our phones.
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    Re: Blue&Me upgraded with new software and adaptor
    « Reply #11 on: September 04, 2009, 01:41:24 pm »
    To give people a bit of confidence in this - I've been using the adaptor since it came out (2 months now), with the update and my Nokia phone (an old one).

    No problems at all.
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    Re: Blue&Me upgraded with new software and adaptor
    « Reply #12 on: September 08, 2009, 05:20:53 pm »
    Got the adaaptor in from Sturgess today, earlier than quoted 24th Sep.
    If the internet goes off later, you know I plugged it in...  :-\

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    Re: Blue&Me upgraded with new software and adaptor
    « Reply #13 on: September 11, 2009, 08:56:03 am »
    Bought the adaptor from the dealership on the day I picked my car up (1st Sept). It has failed to work for two days in a row. I can get the power running through it so I know the issue is with the adaptor.
    I will keep you informed.

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    Re: Blue&Me upgraded with new software and adaptor
    « Reply #14 on: October 04, 2009, 04:45:48 pm »

    Just to say I've been quoted £62.80 including VAT for the adapter by two dealers in the past week, the online price on the Fiat Accessories site seems to be marked up.

    Are adaptors still available at this price? I've made a couple of enquiries this weekend and can't get anywhere near it! :-(
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