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.
Since promoting the use of MS Office products so much it is absolutely outrageous to not enable the HID-BT-protocol for keyboards. I heard some voices stating that would cannibalize sales on MS surface tablets.
Users have been asking for HID for years now. The other platforms have it. Even Symbian had it.
On the basis that I would not wish to accuse Microsoft of being stupid that leaves them as being bloody minded in not including a simple profile their loyal users have consistently requested.
José Manuel Nieto commented
Bluetooth Support in Windows Phone 8.1 is really bad. I have a MOGA Pro POWER Gamepad and it while it works, it lags badly. Games are unplayable.
Also, I have a Logitec K810 keyboard that I cannot pair with my WPhone.
Please, add support for it. Support for a wide variety of accessories is basic for a mobile OS to be successful. Android has supported those HID profiles for ages. And MOGA is officially supported for iOS and Android. Come on, go raise this OS with some excellence, men! Satisfy customers!
I have spent in Windows Phone more euros than I ever did in Android. I bet on you, I promote you. I post tweets talking goodness about you. Will you bet on me?
Come on! I want to be proud of this! I'm a MS .NET developer and I know you all Microsoft Devs are geniuses. Go give this cool OS a big push!
Really need to use BT keyboard to get more productivity out of Office and Email apps on WP. Please enable BT HID SUPPORT!!!
I have been with Sprint since the days of the dinosaurs (dinosaur phones that is). (Unfortunately Sprint currently only offers one HTC and one Samsung Windows Phone.) Except for a short stint with Blackberry, I have always had a PC Phone. I am currently using an HTC Arrive with a slide out keyboard (WP7). I have been holding out on upgrading (I've had this phone for almost 4 years), exactly because of the keyboard issue.
Android phones are toys, not really intended for business. Blackberry was very email and business friendly but proprietary. Apple has done an exceptional job of being business and toy friendly...so long as you also have a Mac or Apple computer to pair with your iPhone, iPad and other Apple platform devices.
I truly hope and pray that Windows wakes up one day very soon and realizes that those of us who use their smartphones for business need a phone with a compatible keyboard either on board or that connects to our phones wirelessly (Bluetooth or even hardwired for that matter).
WHY ELSE WOULD ANYONE BUY A WINDOWS PHONE IF IT WASN'T FOR BUSINESS!!!
I don't want a gazillion aps to play with. I want productivity apps that will help me get actual work done when I am on the run away from the office and that will continue to work seamlessly across all Windows platforms (PC, Laptop, Tablet, Phone), allowing me to use my full Office Suite (documents, contacts, calendar, etc.) in a way that they are always updated in the cloud. That part they get and do very well. (No longer having to physically sync my phone with my home/office computer?...now that was a good trick.)
Please for heaven's sake, for the sake of your company, and the sake of the sanity of all of us business folks who have been committed to Office, Windows and Microsoft -- focus on the business at hand! (literally) If you don't, everyone will migrate to Apple and Microsoft will be done, a dinosaur, extinct!
(I obviously did not type all this on my WP8 phone.)
WP 8.1 Update 1 (Developer Preview) has internet sharing over Bluetooth. Too bad I don't have that car any more and no other BT devices that can make use of internet over BT. But I'm very glad this has been added!
And dont Forget rSAP please!!!!!!
Absolutely agree. Thought the 8.1 would have made a difference...... But nothing .
Office without an external keyboard and a small stand is a waste, even fro a Lumia 925
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