Thanks for the reply, I am not to well versed in much of the communications protocols, etc. so I am fishing for any advice I can get. I suppose that I could use to serial port that the usb uses once the the board is programmed. Actually I am making a new PCB to include other hardware so I could make the serial port multipurpose.
Although in response to you comment about working with androids, my son sent me this link for blue tooth development of blue tooth apps on the android, http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/wireless/bluetooth.html
It's the android developers page for bluetooth. Maybe it could help. I am hoping to get my soon to give me a hand with the android aip.