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.