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.
I need DUN protocol for my car-navi-live traffic connection.
I hoped that will be fixed in WP 8.1 and it is not. OMG
We have Miracast capability in the Lumia 1520, now I want Bluetooth HID capability so I could potentially fire up an RDP session anywhere if I wanted to and use a kb&m to navigate while the phone is casting to my monitor.
WP8 and WP8.1 supports smartwatches, but the background notifications SDK is only accessible to 'trusted partners' and not just any app due to security concerns.
Seems even the engineers at Pebble did not know this, as recently confirmed by a MSDN blog. To reiterate, WM 8/8.1 is FULLY compatible with smartwatches, the manufacturers just have to get MS's approval first.
this needs to be on windows phone. It's more ergonomical and productive input and well established method.
Is there going to be BT keyboard support in 8.1? Does anybody know? Like pretty much everyone of the 11,000 plus voters on this thread I was really disappointed to discover this glaring problem. Why offer a full Office package with no BT keyboard support. Was loving my new Nokia 625 until today, now thinking about taking it back or wishing I had stuck with Android.
Adding to the chorus...
Our company has a specific requirement for Bluetooth HID profile so we can use barcode scanners on WP8 devices. Since the device doesn't support Bluetooth keyboards, we are forced to go to iOS or Android.
Its easy for me i wanted to buy a windows phone but since in 8.1 there is still no support for a keyboard and i really want to use my phone with a keyboard i will go with an android phone most likely.
For me its the question if i am able to write my work down without a laptop or not its really a dealbreaker to be not able to write comfortably on my phone.
Stephen Walsh commented
Had I realised Windows Phone lacked the capability to link to an external keyboard I would not have bought it. My wife who touch types at high speed and travels a lot won't make the same mistake.
Internet connection via Bluetooth (tethering) is needed for car-applications (live-traffic,...)!!!
The crippled BT stack and especially the HID elements of it have led to my reluctant decision to move to Android for my next cell phone. I started with the Windows Mobile 6.X on a Motorola Q9c with a more robust BT stack than the current OS and the discovery of the crippled stack on my HTC Trophy was a major blow to anticipated efficiencies in using the Mobile Office applications. The continued failure of MS to address this issue baffles me except if it's related to reducing competition from cell phones relative to the Surface tablets - another topic entirely
"$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!!!