Nokia adds Bluetooth support to Lumia exclusive Contacts Share

Nokia has released an update to its Contact Share app, which is exclusively available from the Nokia Collection for Lumia Windows Phones. The app enables consumers to send and receive contacts. Email and SMS was previously supported, but the latest update implements Bluetooth capabilities for smartphones running Windows Phone 7.8.

We last looked at the exclusive app back when it was released in July last year. What's great about Contacts Share is that it sends contact files in vCard format, which is supported by a wide selection of mobile devices, including Symbian, Android, iOS and BlackBerry. The added Bluetooth support is all we've noticed, so be sure to add anything you've found in the latest update in a comment below.

Do note that sharing profile photos is only possible via email or Bluetooth. You can download Contacts Share from the Nokia Collection on the Windows Phone Store. Thanks to everyone who tipped us!

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Rich Edmonds
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

  • Is this available for WP8?  When I click the link using my 920, it says "This app uses features your phone doesn't have."
  • Did you read the article? 
  • Lol...
  • The article says that the update adds a feature for windows 7.8, not whether the app is 7 exclusive.
  • Not for WP8
  • It's already in wp8
    Bluetooth, sms and mail...
  • Exactly what I said..
  • Thought they would have included all these in the firmware :)
  • yes, the seperate applications is a little mess. they can embed it
  • Before anyone bitches about "how exclusivity ruins the OS", this feature is designed and built by Nokia team.
  • Better Nokia release an firmware update which include all these features separate apps are hell
  • They usually bundle these apps in their updates too
  • ohhhh why always nokia exclusive!!!!! are sammy nd htc sleeping or they r busy with android?????? 
  • Of course they are busy with Android ;)
  • Hahaha
  • Why Nokia exclusive? So you'll buy a Nokia phone. Why else would the make apps at all??? They're not trying to sell Samsung or HTC phones. DOH!
  • I've been able to get contacts from other phones through Bluetooth for a while. This is not new.
  • Well which phone are you using? 
  • I used the 920 and downloaded this app to get contacts from customers old phone. This app was able to do this for a while.
  • On WP7 I have never gotten this to work. Is there a guide somewhere?
  • We are waiting for the 7.8 update, that is what the update is for.
  • The old version was up and running for months on 7.5. So that was a mistake...great?
  • Argh, doesn't work on the 920? Really? "Needs WVGA."