Bluetooth 4.0 Certification comes to Nokia 920 and 820 Windows Phone 8 devices
This will prove to be good news for those who were slightly disappointed to see Nokia’s new Lumia devices were only going to support Bluetooth 3.1. According to a listing on Bluetooth.org, both the Lumia 820 and 920 support Bluetooth 4.0.
Bluetooth 4.0 allows for the transfer of information from super low power devices. The reason it’s a big deal is that it will allow for things like workout monitors, everything from a pedometer to a heart rate monitor.
What isn’t certain at this point is how well supported Bluetooth 4.0 will be on an OS level, if at all. Microsoft has just gone RTM with Windows Phone 8 and as of yet we are still wondering about a great many details. It’s certainly a good sign though; if the Lumias have been certified then it’s unlikely is only to allow proprietary Nokia applications to use it.
The applications we’re likely to see use this type of technology is generally going to be sports tracking apps. Nike for instance has their Fuel band, Running, Training devices which help record a workout. But there's of course room for other projects to fit in.
Are you excited for the Bluetooth 4.0 possibilities? Let us know your thoughts in the comments bellow.
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Just take my money already.
Nokia is really ticking off all the boxes. I must say, they promised that the wp superphones would be coming with wp8, and they weren't kidding.
Now the only sad thing about this device was the less than stellar launch event they had last week, and I'm not just talking about the PureView debacle. They really need better speakers, they were seriously underselling themselves. Thinking about all the stuff they announced but didn't emphasize on, and the stuff that they didn't mention make me think of the lost opportunities.
I keep finding out little things, like how the PureView screen uses overdrive to cut down pixel transition times. The JBL speaker+charge station has landing lights that give off a glow when you bring something close to it, specifics of how Nokia's OIS system is totally different from anything else on the market. The 920 is a marvel, and there were so many Jobsian adjectives this phone deserved at that launch event. It worries me this phone won't get the hype it deserves.
Nokia Lumia 920, the first Smartphone of its kind...
Hardware Image stabilization for pictures and video - first of any smartphone.
The largest optical sensor, to create better pictures in low light - first smartphone with f2.0.
Innovation technology that allows you to operate your phone even with glove on - first smartphone to utilize this advancement.
Largest pixel density, providing you with picture perfect screen - first smartphone with 332.
fast screen refresh at 60 hz -
etc. - first, first, first
BT 4.0 and NFC covers all the bases for future contactless payment systems.
Integration with sports and other kind of sensors via BT 4.0 makes the lumia even better.
There is also the posibility that we could see something coming from nokia themselves.
These are some epic smartphones!
The cashless society demands it.
I pray to God they get the timing down for the next launch or it will assuredly be the last.
You're praying for Nokia? Dude, don't take this stuff THAT seriously, LOL!!
I could have sworn that last we heard, it doesn't support the Serial Port Profile (SPP), which means that none of those devices are going to work anyway, regardless of Bluetooth version number.
They clearly specified that new wp8 platform phones are going to have the external slot for memory :)
Now I'm gonna get 820 for sure
NFC,BT4.0,WP8,PURE VIEW,NOKIA APPS
The best of the best throw the lumia to the market im gonna get one
Take my money