On Linux it was never that easy to access your phone's memory, especially not using bluetooth. For a few years I had been using obexftp for this, but pushing files one by one was far from simple.
As a result if I needed a picture from my phone's memory, I either send it from the phone to my CentOS. This works fine for a single file, but is tiresome for a collection. Or (and this is the default at my place) let Brenda's thinkpad synchronize the new photos from my cellphone.
This is very convenient, because Brenda takes care of the photo-collection housekeeping anyway ! (thanks hon)