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Support for full Bluetooth profiles - including accessories, keyboards, low energy

Windows Phone loses usability, market visibility and relevance, and falls behind competing products by not supporting the HID Bluetooth profile (and others) for actions such as hooking up Bluetooth accessories including game controllers, keyboards, and low energy accessories e.g. sport (Pebble). Full compatibility between WP8 and the massive Bluetooth ecosystem is important to

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    AnonymousAnonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    MitchellMitchell shared a merged idea: Proper Bluetooth SPP support for Pebble Smartwatch and other accessories.  ·   · 
    Nicola DelfinoNicola Delfino shared a merged idea: bluetooth 4 and BLE support  ·   · 
    Leo PusateriLeo Pusateri shared a merged idea: Need HID Bluetooth profile for external Bluetooth Keyboards  ·   · 
    Jeremy BryantJeremy Bryant shared a merged idea: More Bluetooth Profiles (BIP, BPP, FTP, HID, SPP, rSAP, etc)  ·   · 
    Jonathon PeetJonathon Peet shared a merged idea: HID Bluetooth Keyboard Compatibility - LIKE EVERY OTHER PHONE!  ·   · 
    Christos GalousisChristos Galousis shared a merged idea: BlueTooth Printing  ·   · 

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      • ThomasThomas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Microsoft doesn't support its own OS,
        but don't ask oh why,
        this is how they tend to work,
        without sync with their own work.

      • BrechtBrecht commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Microsoft releases a universal mobile keyboard for every mobile os availble... Except wondows phone. This is ********.

      • robrob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hurray, hit 14,600. I will do another poem this evening.

      • GergGerg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Dear Microsoft! You sell phablets so let customers use smartwatch (like Pebble) with it

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        i really need a blutooth keyboard support. cant believe that there is no support yet. its a MUST!

      • robrob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My battery is running low, in fact it's now near empty
        i mean my motivation not my lumia ten twenty
        i feel i'm not being listened to, that they hope i'll halt
        my literary warfare, my poetry assault
        but a battles never over until the fat lady sings
        i will conitinue with my efforts and see what monday brings
        perhaps a little morsel of information or of hope
        enternal optimism is the only way i cope.

      • robrob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Ok, I am a man of my word and as we have hit the 14,500 mark I will deliver a poem as soon as I can. Probably tomorrow. Cheers.

      • Bruce FinleyBruce Finley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Very disappointed that this wasn't part of the 8.1 update. I was amazed that BT keyboards weren't supported when I started using using Windows Phone 18 months ago. My phone contract is up in about 6 months, and I'll probably switch to iOS at that time if this isn't resolved. I'll support you MS if it supports me.

      • robrob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is the device hub the promisd land? I don't think so but will give it a try when i get home.

      • robrob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For every 100 votes i will write another poem - if we get to 20,000 then i will stop. so it pays to vote to either get more terrible poems or get me to stop.

      • robrob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yesterday.
        All my troubles seemed so far away.
        I got a lumia but they forgot to say.
        You can't connect a keyboard, no way

        Suddenly
        My lumia’s not all I’d hoped it would be
        The on screen keyboard is too small for me
        Why won’t they take us seriously

        Why
        They
        Won’t make the change
        I don’t know
        They will not say

        An-
        droid
        And apple can
        Why is windows so damned fey ey ey ey

      • robrob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You're black and you're shiny,
        not too big nor too tiny
        you promise everything
        and i can hardly wait

        Your buttons i'm pushing
        slowly, not rushing
        i'm excited
        this will be great

        but it's a luke warm reception
        as you can't make connection
        and my aorusal
        is quickly expired

        your my external keboard
        a coaster a by-word
        for impotent, useless
        retired.

      • robrob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Oh microsoft office, you make my life better
        I can write all my memos my notes and my letters
        And now i can do them almost anywhere
        But wait... My fat fingers can't hit that small square

        Perhaps an alternative input's required
        Can you think of a way to fullfil my desire?
        To have an alternative keyboard to type
        What? you can't sort out bluetooth but you can let us SKYPE?

        You can update the Music app every week
        You can make all the visuals pretty and sleek
        You've given me Cortana to direct me home
        But you won't let a keyboard talk to my phone?

      • robrob commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thanks. I hope you're wrong and I won't give up just yet. I will keep going until my contract expires and then if nothing on the horizon I will patronise some other OS.

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