Bluetooth pairing with BlackBerry Smart Card Reader is lost if the BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone runs out of power

Article ID: KB35222

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 10-17-2013


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry Curve 8500 Series
  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader
  • BlackBerry Smart Card Reader
  • BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone

When a BlackBerry Smart Card Reader is connected to a BlackBerry Curve 8520 smartphone via a secure Bluetooth connection, if the smartphone is runs out of power, the connection between the devices is lost. 

When the smartphone is powered back on, it will allow the associated BlackBerry Smart Card Reader to be selected, however, the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader may show Press Button and not reconnect to the smartphone. 

This behaviour is only seen when the BlackBerry Smart Card Reader and the smartphone are actively paired at the time that the smartphone runs out of power.


This is a previously reported issue that is being investigated by our development team. No resolution time frame is currently available.


Either ensure the BlackBerry smartphone does not run out of power, or disconnect the secure Bluetooth pairing between the devices before the smartphone runs out of power.


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