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  1. mrpinkeye's Avatar
    so today i found out i can only transfer contacts via bluetooth on the lumia 710 and cant transfer ANYTHING else! whats that all about? i dont use it that much but would have thought any phone made in the past few years would have this almost standard feature. its actually quite shameful to tell someone i dont have real bluetooth :(
    05-30-2012 06:42 AM
  2. scottcraft's Avatar
    It's not just the 710, as far as I know all WP are limited in bluetooth functionality.
    05-30-2012 09:21 AM
  3. selfcreation's Avatar
    yeah you cant use BT to transfer ANY FILES .

    OEMs are working on BT certification for WP8 so its gona be coming , but not as of yet.

    there is a cross platform app for WIFI Transfer of Media files: Flick+share

    but not contacts yet that I know of.
    05-30-2012 09:34 AM
  4. bilzkh's Avatar
    Rumour has it that Nokia may release a BT file transfer app...
    05-30-2012 09:47 AM
  5. eric12341's Avatar
    Not shameful at all,last time I did a Bluetooth file transfer was like 2005/2006.
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    05-30-2012 12:59 PM
  6. ninjaap's Avatar
    Not shameful at all,last time I did a Bluetooth file transfer was like 2005/2006.
    There's some truth to this. I have already owned 3 WP devices and not once has anyone asked me to transfer a file via BT. I don't think people do it as much as we all used to. Before, BT was the fastest and best way to share pics or ringtones/songs. Now the prefered method are online social sites.
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    05-30-2012 01:07 PM
  7. mrpinkeye's Avatar
    There's some truth to this. I have already owned 3 WP devices and not once has anyone asked me to transfer a file via BT. I don't think people do it as much as we all used to. Before, BT was the fastest and best way to share pics or ringtones/songs. Now the prefered method are online social sites.
    like i said, i dont use it much BUT picture the scene,

    me and a friend are out having a coffee and i want some pics of me from her phone (an ancient sony phone) and we spend ages trying to figure out why bluetooth wont work. iv been boasting about my shiney new wmp for ages but then look online to find i cant bluetooth and her old brick is sat there ready! in the end she uploaded to facebook and i downloaded but that takes a lot longer and uses data. shamefull
    05-30-2012 06:00 PM
  8. ninjaap's Avatar
    It would be nice to have, yes. But I think you're overreacting about it being shameful. Id be more ashamed if I still carried around an ancient Sony brick phone. ;)
    05-30-2012 06:45 PM
  9. mrpinkeye's Avatar
    It would be nice to have, yes. But I think you're overreacting about it being shameful. Id be more ashamed if I still carried around an ancient Sony brick phone. ;)
    it still has so many things my phone doesnt (better camera, bluetooth, battery life, removable memory card etc) i just dont understand how a company would decide to make a new phone and leave out features that have become standard!
    05-31-2012 12:26 AM
  10. eric12341's Avatar
    If it was standard/basic it would've been added in NoDo or mango.
    05-31-2012 05:28 AM
  11. CDG's Avatar
    The lack of BT file transfer is not exactly a standard today nor is it limited to Nokia or WP, the iOS devices do not have it as well.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    05-31-2012 06:22 AM
  12. cedarlog's Avatar
    i haven't used bluetooth for about 2 years
    Symbian phones always flashes to my mind when someone say anything about bluetooth :P
    05-31-2012 07:30 AM
  13. scottcraft's Avatar
    If you're wanting to transfer pictures via bluetooth android is probably the only major platform that does this. I could do it with my motorola droid, but not my WP or my wife's iphone.
    05-31-2012 07:45 AM
  14. N8ter's Avatar
    If it was standard/basic it would've been added in NoDo or mango.
    Video MMS is standard/basic and it's still missing, so your logic fails to impress me.

    BT file transfer is not all that popular in the US due to huge data plans and unlimited MMS packages, but it's important in other markets where people tend to do whatever they can to conserve data due to it being very expensive.

    WP7 isn't the only platform with limited BT transfer capabilities (as someone else mentioned), though.
    05-31-2012 08:38 AM
  15. jimski's Avatar
    Surprised no one is complaining that we are missing IR on our WPs. I used to be able to print and control TVs at bars with my PocketPC. Time to move on.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express Pro
    05-31-2012 08:54 AM
  16. selfcreation's Avatar
    Why dont you guys just use the WIFI transfer.

    1-3 MB a picture its not exactly DATA heavy.

    - Flick+share = Picture transfer
    - My contact info free = Contact share app
    - My contacTile = also a contact share app

    sadly no video share yet
    Last edited by Se1fcr3ation; 05-31-2012 at 09:17 AM.
    05-31-2012 09:08 AM
  17. mrpinkeye's Avatar
    Why dont you guys just use the WIFI transfer.

    1-3 MB a picture its not exactly DATA heavy.

    - Flick+share = Picture transfer
    - My contact info free = Contact share app
    - My contacTile = also a contact share app

    sadly no video share yet

    her phone doesnt have wifi :(
    06-02-2012 10:16 AM
  18. barkinglama's Avatar
    Not shameful at all,last time I did a Bluetooth file transfer was like 2005/2006.
    I just tried to print a photo from my phone with one of those kodak machines in a store, the machine could accept files through bluetooth but my phone couldn't send it - I would say that's pretty pathetic in an age of wireless information
    07-23-2012 09:38 AM
  19. mb-dape's Avatar
    So you say that no one uses Bluetooth anymore, its a thing from the early 2000s, time to move on etc.

    Why is it coming to WP8?
    massifheed likes this.
    07-23-2012 01:40 PM
  20. wolfenstein7's Avatar
    You people are just talking about Bluethooth...but i will count you about other drawbacks of lumia 710...
    Nokia almost kept us 10 years back...in 20th century.....i cant even say to people that my Bluetooth can only transfer contacts..even it is a smart phone....shame...
    3 Gp files are not compatible in Lumia 710 ,only Mp4 videos which takes more space, cant rename or move mp3 files,cant send videos in whatsapp application
    Always you need Zune Software to do stuffs...Holy ****...a person cant carry a laptop all the time...it is a big headache.....if u want to download a 455kb ringtone u need Wifi connection...oh God...
    08-11-2012 05:31 AM
  21. mr_vpw's Avatar
    so today i found out i can only transfer contacts via bluetooth on the lumia 710 and cant transfer ANYTHING else! whats that all about? i dont use it that much but would have thought any phone made in the past few years would have this almost standard feature. its actually quite shameful to tell someone i dont have real bluetooth :(
    Isn't that just like on iPhone then? It's a stupid limitation eitherway. I hadn't actually noticed this yet (simply because my Lumia 710 isn't my main device) - but I use Bluetooth transfer at least once every couple weeks on my Atrix...

    This is another minor but silly thing overlooked then...
    08-12-2012 04:41 PM
  22. cckgz4's Avatar
    When I had it on my Samsung transform, it did not work. At all. Tried multiple phones and my phone wouldn't do it.

    You'll get it in wp8.
    08-13-2012 10:26 PM
  23. massifheed's Avatar
    Not shameful at all,last time I did a Bluetooth file transfer was like 2005/2006.
    The last time *you* did a bluetooth file transfer perhaps. But regardless of the other options out there to WP users (so that's MMS or Skydrive), bluetooth is still the quickest way to transfer files between supported devices without incurring any data charges.

    It does seem strange that some people are saying what a dated technology it is, when the alternatives on WP are more hassle, and have a cost involved.

    Also, I'll bet that, while the people that are taking a pop at the OP are remarking on how useless bluetooth is, when it finally makes it into WP8 they'll be singing it's praises as another MS victory.
    Last edited by massifheed; 08-15-2012 at 06:03 AM.
    08-14-2012 10:29 AM
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