Windows Phone and Bluetooth

I’ve received a number of emails about Windows Phone’s support for Bluetooth. Windows Phone utilizes Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, the latest core Bluetooth specification, providing increased battery life and better security than previous versions. It also supports the following Bluetooth profiles:

Hands-Free Profile (HFP) 1.5. This is typically used for hands-free interfaces in automobiles.

Headset Profile (HSP). The most common BT profile, HSP provides support for wireless headsets.

Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2. This provides high quality mono and stereo audio playback over Bluetooth.

A/V Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.0. This allows a Bluetooth device to be used as a remote control. Windows Phone supports only the most basic remote control features (play, pause, stop, and so on).

Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP). This allows a BT-compatible device to exchange address book (contacts) data with another BT-compatible device. It is typically used with car kits so that contact names can appear on the in-car display.

Hope this helps.

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11 Responses to Windows Phone and Bluetooth

  1. markuslaff says:

    Thanks for the update! Sounds great for us Sync users… I’m waiting for an announcement from Ford on WP 7 compatibility. Seems to be a safe bet, but you never know.

  2. dairym says:

    Hi Paul, can you clarify what you mean by AVRCP support? Specifically, does it include skipping tracks?

    As you may know, Hypephone and Hypetouch have A2DP & AVRCP, but oddly allow you to play & pause only, NOT skip tracks.

  3. churchwa says:

    Why no RSAP support? So many cars now require this to work, I know quite a few people not getting Android phones because of this missing feature…..

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  5. tca9 says:

    I have the same issue as @Omikron: No audio via bluetooth for Music+Videos hub videos. But bluetooth audio works fine for videos played by Zune PC player. I have track forward via bluetooth, too. My setup: Samsung Taylor (prototype unit) on Mango, Plantronics 903+ headset (I’m very happy with this behind-the-neck configuration).

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