Windows Phone 8 may let you transfer files via Bluetooth, a posting at the Bluetooth SIG reveals. The profile list mentions that Windows Phone 8 devices will support sending and receiving of objects, but as we have seen with the phones in the past, that doesn’t really tell the whole story. It still remains to be seen what exactly will be the nature of the data that will be allowed to transfer. Bluetooth file transfer is something you’d definitely have on your phone than not, and chances are high that this extra profile may give users that option.
So far the additions/changes from the Windows Phone 7.5 profile list include an update for Audio/Video Remote Control Profile, so you can browse and search media servers using Bluetooth, along with the Control Transport Protocol. OBEX has been added as well. Surprisingly though, as WMPoweruser reports, the supported version of Bluetooth is still version 3, instead of the version 4. The profile can be viewed out here.
File transfer using Bluetooth may be enabled
Besides this, the currently showcased bouquet of features include:
- Multi-core processor support – Windows Phone was a slick OS that ran smoothly on handsets with a single processor. The latest OS now features multi-core support with Belfoire, claiming that they’re ready for whatever hardware makers dream up.
- Bigger, sharper screens – Windows Phone 8 supports two new screen resolutions—1280×768 and 1280×720, making it compatible with new handsets that will feature high-definition 720p displays.
- More flexible storage – Windows Phone 8 supports removable MicroSD cards so users can stuff their phone with extra photos, music, and whatever else is important and then easily move it all onto their PC.
- NFC wireless sharing – In Windows Phone 8, NFC helps make sharing photos, Office docs, and contact info easier. One can achieve this by tapping their phone on another NFC-equipped device.
- Internet Explorer 10 – The next version of Windows Phone comes with the same web browsing engine that’s headed for Window 8 PCs and tablets. Microsoft claims that IE10 is faster and more secure, with advanced anti-phishing features like SmartScreen Filter to block dangerous websites and malware.
- Wallet – Windows Phone 8’s new digital Wallet feature does two things. It can keep debit and credit cards, coupons, boarding passes and other important info right at one’s fingertips. And when paired with a secure SIM from your carrier, users can also pay for things with a tap of your phone at compatible checkout counters.
- Better maps and directions – Windows Phone 8 builds in Nokia Maps as part of the platform. This partnership will provide more detailed maps and turn-by-turn directions in many countries, plus the ability to store maps offline on your phone so you can work with maps without a data connection.
- Improved apps and games – Microsoft states that basing Windows Phone 8 on the Windows core will unleash a new wave of apps and games.
The complete list of features hasn’t been revealed yet, but we’re sure the features will start surfacing in the coming weeks, so stay tuned for more updates.