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.
Jordan Mills commented
Seriously. Not having a hardware or Bluetooth keyboard option is a dealbreaker for me. It really needs both, but I would make do (with great dissatisfaction) with one. No keyboard option means that I'm probably going to have to go with android next. And I've been flying the windows phone banner since 2002.
I had assumed my Lumina 900 would connect to a BT Keyboard. The fact that this doesn't work makes my phone next to useless in my work environment
Aaron Star commented
I am sure MS would rather us WP8 users to upgrade to a SurfaceRT or Pro just get a real keyboard to type on. If this is the case, MS is gimping the WP8 Office in a major way. Plus, what about the wedge keyboard? The wedge seems like a perfect accessory for WP8.
Hey guys give some support to this idea: http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/suggestions/4079915-multiple-start-screen
No puedo enviar ni recibir datos atraves del bluetooth. Como puedo hacerlo funcionar normalmente?
John Machir commented
Using a touch keyboard to try to update documents in Microsoft Word is horribly cumbersome. Microsoft completely missed the mark with their Office product by not having HID capability to connect to a bluetooth keyboard. This function could be the absolutely "sell" for me in using Windows Phone for all of my work related needs. However, it is largely useless and disappointing without this feature.
The transfer system is complicated it doesn't connects the device we want first it start connecting every other device we connected previously so annoying
I§ve got Fitbit one and I am just selecting my first smartphone. Nokia was my only vendor till now, but knowing Lumia 820 has FM radio, BLE, USB OTG capabilities but not allowed in OS, I might end up with Android based phone...
My friend just bought a mid-range Android phone with a nice four row physical keyboard - so, what does Microsoft expect us to do with no HID support and no physical keyboard, either? I just (very reluctantly) upgraded to another Android phone while I wait for MS.
Pratik Chheda commented
Finally some update for windows phone 8
Jahangir Alam commented
I bought Alpha heart rate wrist watch (http://alphaheartrate.com) which requires Bluetooth Smart Wireless Technology or BLE or Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to smartphone. It's frustrating that my Lumia 920 has Bluetooth 4.0 capability but WP8 API supports only 3.1 !!
Microsoft Office on WP8 is extremely limited without bluetooth HID. Even basic editing becomes really slow when having to use the touch keyboard. Also, having the touch keyboard take up the majority of the screen does not help. Im pretty sure windows mobile (way back when) had this, so why not WP8?
Come on Microsoft this is ridiculous >.<
Better come with WP8.1!!!
I can't understand MS policy here, how can 3rd parties be interested in the OS if there is no way to make money in it!
I bought into Windows Phone with Office integration being one of the big selling points. Not being able to connect my folding Bluetooth keyboard means that half of the screen/document is obscured by the on screen keyboard and my typing speed in reduced by 90%. It all makes working on the document difficult and frustrating to the degree that I have started to regret leaving Android. It really is a shame as Windows phone has so much to recommend it and Office especially appeals to professionals.
The Lumia 920's chip supports BT 4.0 with LE so its about time WP8 supports it. Make it happen MS!
Please complete the BT stack MS! This is very important to many users.
I think it's a must to support as many BT profiles as possible!
I don't need thousands of versions of the same app, I dislike Android, syncing to Outlook was painful on Android, but Microsoft, you're making it impossible to choose Windows Phone. Neither a physical keyboard nor a HID option (and no credit card swiper...)
You got to have at least ONE option for these things.