The review includes screen shots from HTC Universal powered by some new version of Windows Mobile 5.0 that already includes stereo audio for Bluetooth (i.e. A2DP profile support)!
Never mind push e-mail, never mind new powerful core OS (Windows CE 5.x), never mind new fantastic APIs (including location API for GPS, camera API, notification, etc), never mind new improved Office Mobile (including PowerPoint viewer and native editing of other Office formats like Word and Excel) and never mind new flashy Windows Mobile 5.0 GUI! All that will be considered as secondary once A2DP Bluetooth profile will be added to the next update of Windows Mobile 5.0 early next year! Read on!
What means A2DP for you? Basically it provides you Bluetooth stereo support for headsets which means you can listen your favorite music without any disturbing wires.
It really looks like Microsoft did everything right, at least as far as I can comment it after testing and playing with it for 30 minutes. Pairing is as easy as you can expect it and since it is completely integrated into the standard Bluetooth wizard, it works flawless. Also the devices recognize if the headset is switched of as well as it is switched on again.
Well done! Can hardly await the full roll-out for all Windows Mobile 5.0 devices early next year and please listen ODMs and carriers: please don’t make the mistake to remove it even if you can remove AKU features. We, the customers and users want it, seriously!
To read this review of stereo audio over Bluetooth in upcoming version of Windows Mobile 5.0, including screen shots and photos, click here.