Bluetooth Experience Icon Program

The Bluetooth SIG have introduced a new branding initiative to help clarify what functionality a Bluetooth device supports using a number of simple icons for popular applications of Bluetooth. The current 5 icons are:-

  • Print (Hard Copy Replacement Profile, Basic Print Profile)
  • Input (Human Input Device Profile)
  • Headset (Headset Profile, Handsfree Profile)
  • Transfer (Object Push Profile, OBEX FTP)
  • Music (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile, Audio Video Remote Control Profile)

Each has specific requirements which must be met for the product to display the icon. It should help to make it possible to identify what functionality a device provides. Windows Mobile 5.0 currently supports the requirements of the Input, Headset and Music icons. It doesn’t qualify for Transfer since OBEX FTP is not supported, it is a Windows CE component which is not included in the Windows Mobile platform. And as we know Windows Mobile has no printing support out of the box, however if you have a Bluetooth printer which supports Object Push you can beam Contacts, Appointments and Text/HTML documents to your printer.

By Peter Foot

Microsoft Windows Development MVP

One reply on “Bluetooth Experience Icon Program”

Hi Peter.

Not sure if you remember me, but I met you at MEDC and we chatted on the bus on the way to the airport and at the show.

Have you had any joy of using the WM 5 emulator and mapping a bluetooth GPS from your PC over to the emulator.

My GPS is working fine on PC and showing up nicely in hyperterminal (working at COM10). However I get an error when I try to connect COM10 to emulator COM1.

Any help would be great.



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