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.
Dimitris Rizopoulos commented
Ok guys, it is now possible. You have to upgrade to 8.1 update 2 via the windows insider app. It works just fine on my Lumia 1020 with my good old Thinkoutside stowaway BT keyboard!
In Win10, more profiles are supported. You can also use a BT mouse. Unless you have a phone to make tests, I suggest you do not upgrade your regular phone to Win10.
If you can't wait until Win10 is released, use the Windows insider app to upgrade to 8.1U2 and stop there. But you have to be careful, you have to follow the guidelines on the net on how to stop to Win8.1U2, otherwise you will end up with the Win10 beta. You have been warned, it's tricky...
BT keyboard operation in Win8.1U2 reminded me the hardware keyboard operation of my Dell Venue Pro phone, back in 2011. This means, no language switching and only a limited amount of languages supported.
If this is no problem to you, go and upgrade to Win8.1U2. Otherwise, wait for Win10.
Gadget geek commented
Be patient guys! It's confirmed to be coming. I do hope mouse cursors will be supported as well.
important is bluetooth key board!
Please rollout GDR2 Update - NOW
HID is comming in GDR2 or 8.1.2., before WIN10
I hope it will be MAP and Dun protocol included.
My carrier recently gave $75 off a new phone. I got a Lumia with windows. I'm actually VERY sorry I bought a Windows phone now. Windows doesn't allow the package Emulators use on the marketplace. I bought a keyboard to use VBA, which runs smoother than VBA for that reason. However, now I find out can't use that keyboard.
While my use is specific, most agree it's ridiculous to limit Bluetooth. If Microsoft won't support us, we shouldn't support Microsoft.
For all Microsoft's talk of listening to the community it's long running issues like this one that leave me wondering if it's just that - talk. Windows Mobile always had this feature and after almost 5 years Windows Phone has lacked it. Time to rectify this lack of HID. It's TIME.
I would like to use a bluetooth keyboard for better easiness of text/address input. UNfortunately not possible.
Please add funktion!
Many thank in advance!
amir vahdani commented
Jeffrey Jochim commented
ahhh I sold my toshiba encore and bought a 1520 because I thought I would be able to do word processing on it! please add HID bluetooth support!! I didn't even consider that it might not be available, why is Microsoft living in the dark ages?
kooresh ravaz commented
A useful service in Windows Mobile
yes! this features should be added soon
Gadget Geek,,what do you dream of at night?
Saeid .K.B commented
we vote to this suggestion!
we vote to this suggestion
They cut keyboard and mouse support years ago. They cut the ability to edit Office 365 documents from OneDrive. What major feature are they cutting this time? I want a list. I made a huge mistake buying my 1520.