Don't want turn this into a discussion, but here are a few answers to you problems.
1. I'm not to sure about the "Paired but not connected problem", but it said the same on my Galaxy Player 4.0 when I connected to my friend's Android phone, and there was no problem when we sent files. I recently tried to connect to a WP7 phone, and it seemed fine on the SGP but on the phone it said "device not supported", so it may be the phone.
2. The dialer is not supported at all, as it is not a phone. Although it looks like it's installed and may be used for something, you can see that the installed size is 0 bytes.
As for the college website, I have no experience, maybe someone else can help.