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
Please allow SPP support so that WP users can use many different types of bluetooth accessories. iOS and Android both allow this, and there is no reason (I know of) why Windows Phone 8 shouldn't have it either.
support for bluetooth 4 and low energy technology for sport and fitness accessories! look this video!
As a business user, an external keyboard is indispensible when taking notes at meetings.
My Symbian E71x had this compatibility--FIVE YEARS AGO
You want business users to take WP7 seriously, and to open up the business market wide? You will need more that Office integration--One of the great draws of a Smart Phone is the freedom from carrying around a heavy notebook or laptop-- a collapsing Bluetooth keyboard allows this to happen, when taking notes at a meeting, or when writing a report on a plane.
WHY DOESN'T WP7 HAVE THIS SIMPLE PROTOCOL YET?
BIP - Basic Imaging Profile
BPP - Basic Printing Profile
FTP - File Transfer Profile
HID - Human Interface Device Profile
SPP - Serial Port Profile
rSAP - remote Sim Access Profile
There are heaps more profiles as well, but the inclusion of these ones would make Windows Phone better than ANY other operating system out there.
Pretty much all the big names - iPhone, Android, Blackberry etc.. Support bluetooth connectivity to mini bluetooth keyboards which a great many people prefer to the often 'limp wristed' touch screen keyboard - Silly to think a Windows phone 7 didn't include a feature that is present on every other phone AND even present on the old windows phone, 6.5 if I'm correct. VOTE VOTE VOTE
Add this option in WP7 Office. The abbility to print documents directly from WP7 to any bluetooth or wifi printer.
Funny though init?
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.
Microsoft releases a universal mobile keyboard for every mobile os availble... Except wondows phone. This is ********.
Hurray, hit 14,600. I will do another poem this evening.
Dear Microsoft! You sell phablets so let customers use smartwatch (like Pebble) with it
Lovely poetry mr Rob. Hope they will listen and enable the feature.
Hello, for the support one becomes it high time bluetooth keyboard. It is a pity that I non-accessable such a device can use. See: http://www.logitech.com/de-de/product/multi-device-keyboard-k480.
i really need a blutooth keyboard support. cant believe that there is no support yet. its a MUST!
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.
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 Finley commented
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.
Is the device hub the promisd land? I don't think so but will give it a try when i get home.
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.
All my troubles seemed so far away.
I got a lumia but they forgot to say.
You can't connect a keyboard, no way
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
Won’t make the change
I don’t know
They will not say
And apple can
Why is windows so damned fey ey ey ey
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
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
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?
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.