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.
Jose Kercado commented
We definitely need keyboard support. Ironic that we have Office yet we cannot take advantage of a keyboard, especially for devices like the Lumia 1520.
Matt W commented
Compatibility to connect Bluetooth printers would be great. Wireless won't work if out in the field unless the printer can connect to the same IP network as the phone... not sure how this would work! Bluetooth please!!!!
should have a long time ago, i have a Nokia Su-8w and wanted to use in my nokia phone
Chris Auld commented
As others have noted, the lack of Bluetooth PAN NAP profile support means that customers with modern Euro cars are unable to use their internet connected entertainment systems. Is a problem on Volvo, Merc, BMW, Audi.
Very annoying bluetooth cannot operate with external keyboard.
Please add select "Rename" in bluetooth
My Mercedes Command Online system, more then 2000 euro is useless because of no dun support on my Nokia Lumia 925 windows 8.1 Phone.
Alex M commented
My FitBit is essentially useless now because WP 8.1 doesn't fully support BTLE. Please help.
Most modern cars (like Volvo V60, new Mercedes C-class, etc.) use BT Tethering (I guest with the BT PAN protocol) to provide internet connectivity for Life Traffic and other services. Any modern Android or iOS Phone works like a charm, but not Windows Phone 8.1! Why?
Please provide the full BT stack.
USB ON THE GO feature is embedded in the snapdragon s4 chip,just needed a os link between the chip,like they bring the fm radio in the gdr2 update, Please vote for this feature in Windows Phone suggestion Box here, http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/suggestions/4699337-need-usb-on-the-go-otg-in-windows-phone
Pls refer the following figure for clarification http://i.imgur.com/ckHPtAa.jpg
I have no idea about profiles but I do know that my tomtom satnav is unusable as a hands-free kit with my 620. It can't decide whether to use the phones speaker or the satnav and even swaps between the two mid-call. In contrast my ancient sony feature phone worked perfectly and even read text messages aloud over bluetooth as they came in.
And don't tell me to use Here Drive, it got me lost & stuck in a jam the other day :(
Sourav Suman commented
It's not helpful to split the votes. Concentrate on this idea with the most votes including the other ideas.
Please upvote all the feature suggestions below!
These are suggestions for Bluetooth features that Windows Phone 8.1 still does not support.
From the windowsphone.com website:
"Windows Phone 8 supports the following Bluetooth user profiles:
•Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP 1.2)
•Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP 1.4)
•Hands Free Profile (HFP 1.5)
•Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP 1.1)
•Object Push Profile (OPP 1.1)
•Out of Band (OOB) and Near Field Communications (NFC)
Windows Phone 8.1 supports the same Bluetooth user profiles as Windows Phone 8, and also supports:
•Hands Free Profile (HFP 1.6)
•Bluetooth Low Energy (LE)
For a Bluetooth device or accessory to work with your phone, the device needs to use one of the supported profiles."
Cars and Bluetooth
Cars and/or Bluetooth hotspots
http://windowsphone.uservoice.com/forums/101801-feature-suggestions/suggestions/3349738-please-add-at-least-bluetooth-dun-protocol-in-wp <-- still hasn't been added in Windows Phone 8.1
david kwaichang commented
The only reason why I have not bought a Lumia 1520 yet, is because I MUST have keyboard and mouse support on a phablet. Until that happens, I just do not believe that Microsoft is serious about making Windows Phone into a viable business platform. What good does it do to have Office available, if I can not really work on it? Just to allow me to read documents to which I can not really respond? to increase my stress, that I need to go back to the office? or to force me to carry a larger tablet ? one that does not fit into my pocket? So, for the time being, without this support, the Windows Phone Phablets are just toys; not real business tools.
Marcus Sanders commented
Please ensure that phones with the capable hardware get the support they need for Bluetooth profiles. If the hardware supports BT 3.0 include it or force the manufacturers to.
Please support Bluetooth keyboards. I have difficulty typing onscreen, and I know it's VERY difficult for individuals with disabilities.