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.
"$500, fully subsidized, with a plan! That is the most expensive phone in the world and it doesn't appeal to business customers because it doesn't have a keyboard, which makes it not a very good email machine." - Steve Ballmer MS.
That's ridiculous .. tons of users requesting Bluetooth hid Support and/or Hardware Keyboards with WP 7/8/8.1 and MS still does not move.... that' impressive...
Really want the pebble, get on this =D
Yes, and the Sim Access Profile! Would enable my car hands free to work again.
let pebble and other wearable BT-devices work in background, "intercept" notifications
David Hegardt commented
I still hope... one day the hope will be gone. That day I'm bailing to android.
Dave W commented
I've reluctantly abandoned Windows Phone after years of because there are no physical keyboard WP8 phones, or ability to pair a keyboard. I'd be back like a shot if they fixed one of these two things.
Typed from my Samsung Galaxy using a Bluetooth Keyboard.
Martin Groeneveld commented
What a bummer.. one of the most important features still not there. back to the iPhone.. unfortunately..
still no bluetooth hid in 8.1? That's it for us. As far as we need Bluetooth HID support for keyboards and other input devices in the near future , we will sell our windows phone devices an switch over to android. That´s very sad, wp 8 looked very promising... killed by bad product management...
Pradeepsinh Rathod commented
M not able to connect this phone to Bluetooth device
Robert S. WRight commented
Okay, so after attempting to solve this problem I went online and see that it's not just me, its everyone!
I have a windows based phone mainly so I can travel without having to carry a laptop. I carry copies of all my active data files on my phone and often need to edit and work with them in the field. The inability to connect to my Bluetooth keyboard is a deal breaker. Had I discovered this before the "return without penalty" time period had elapsed on my phone I would have opted for another version.
So tell us MS, when will the fix for this be in. If never, just let us know and we'll decide to supplement our technology or replace it. I've been travelling with my old IPaq since I purchased the Samsun Ativ S windows phone, because it syncs with my keyboard and travels easily.
You understand . . . the deficit is so significant I've dusted off my IPaq!!!
What's the purpose of this site if you simply ignore user input.
WTF Microsoft. Are you too dumb to implement this or do you actually want to lose market share. I wonder what Bill thinks of this.
Hey, I have a solution for rSAP!!!
Sell your WindowsPhones and buy phone with Android. I just did... and it works perfectly!!.. Sorry Microsoft, but you did not give me another choice. :(
and How can I not use the keyboard in windows phone? You can use the keyboard at any ios and android!
What about rSAP/SAP? I can't believe that it is not supported! I'm moving back to my old Android phone!
Jordan Mills commented
Seriously, it's absurd that this STILL isn't back in. When is MS going to start taking windows phone seriously?
Krishna prasad commented
Really, really disappointed that MS has still not addressed BT HID input. As a MS ISV partner we are forced to go with android phone with BT scanner instead of WP8.
And once the app is in place, it is very difficult to switch to WP8, because the phone will be in for at least 2 years.
MS has lost touch with reality and the programming community - with their heads literally in the clouds!
When is Bluetooth Support actually coming. I have just bought a Lumia 2520 and am totally disappointed that is not compatible with my phones (925 & 710) because that's all I went for the Lumia 2520.
I really need a keybord for some paperwork a have to do on work when I m visiting Clients. So please create an update to make this possible.
I just got a Lumia and was all excited to have Office on my phone. Imagine my disappointment when I couldn't connect a bluetooth keyboard to edit my Word document...