Holy crap. This is probably the best news of the day! I cannot tell you how happy I and millions of Windows Phone users will be today. From day 1 Windows Phone users have been asking Microsoft for Bluetooth file transfer but guess who came to our rescue? Nokia. Nokia Conversation, official Nokia blog, listed a couple of new features that will be coming to current generation Lumia device. Here’s the list
A new Start screen look and feel, familiar from Windows Phone 8, giving you a whole new look the moment you unlock your phone
- Ringtone maker app to selected markets to create a personal ringtone
- Contact share app updated to support sharing over Bluetooth in addition to SMS and email
- Bluetooth file transfer to send media files via Bluetooth from your Lumia device to any other phone
You have no idea how happy I am right now. This is exactly what Nokia needs right now. Especially after the fakeview disaster. I along with several blogs have been ranting about how Bluetooth FTP has stopped people from buying a Windows Phone and instead end up opting for Android. Bluetooth file transfer is still widely used, especially in Asia, so this will create an immensely positive effect on the outlook of the whole OS in my opinion. This is a huge positive step forward.
If you are doubting the demand of Bluetooth FTP during the times of cloud computing – more than 2k + 4k feature request votes should change your mind: Uservoice 1/ Uservoice 2 Yes this has been THE most requested feature by far.
Thank you Nokia, you better comprehend how big this is for you and get us more Lumia 610 like devices to the market ASAP. What remains to be seen is how Windows Phone 8 going to handle Bluetooth transfer. What we know is that there is an updated Bluetooth stack and hopefully – non Nokia WP8 users will get the full Bluetooth experience.
Source: Nokia Conversations