Subscribe to the::unwired's RSS Feedthe::unwired at Twitterthe::unwired on Facebookthe::unwired on Google Plus
the::unwired Article
CHANGE: Microsoft changed Bluetooth Addressbook Sync with Windows Phone 7 NoDo
Posted by Arne Hess - on Wednesday, 04.05.11 - 10:30:24 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 7314x
Tagged under: [] [] [] [] [] [] [] [] []

While Microsoft released a very informative change-log before it rolled-out its NoDo update for Windows Phone 7, it looks like there are more under the hood change than officially described. One of the changes seems to affect the addressbook sync with Bluetooth car kits. Prior NoDo, Windows Phone 7 correctly synchronized all contact's phone numbers under the contact's name, however doesn't matter how Windows Phone 7 was configured to sort, in my tests all contacts where shown as last name, first name. Now, with a NoDo updated Windows Phone, synchronized contacts are sorted first name last name. However, Windows Phone 7 is now creating one contact name for each phone number:

Before NoDo, Windows Phone synchronized all contact's phone numbers under a single contact's name, showing which kind of phone number each number is about (mobile, home, work, work fax):

After NoDo, Windows Phone synchronizes each phone number to a new contact name:


That's definitely one step forward but two steps backward! Before, voice dialing a contact was a little bit unusual because I had to say "call hepp achim". Now I can use "call achim hepp" which is - at least for me - the proper way to call a contact's name. However, my car system is now listing several Achim Hepp's and I have no idea which row contains the number I want to dial! It becomes even more annoying if the contact is also a Facebook contact because that adds an extra entry too!

Has anyone else noticed this changes after the NoDo update? I was using a Samsung Omnia 7 and an HTC 7 Mozart with an Audi A5 3G Bluetooth car kit, synchronizing through the Bluetooth Hands Free Profile (not Remote SIM Access Profile/rSAP).

Cheers ~ Arne


 

Related Articles NoDo

Comments
Posted by Mark on 04.05.11 - 11:04:43

I noticed that after NoDo, my lists of dialed numbers and missed calls stay empty, while these were populated before NoDo.
Using a Fiscon carkit here with Skoda Columbus (=VW RNS510) system.

Posted by Arne Hess on 04.05.11 - 11:06:29

Thankfully the call list (dialed, received missed calls) is still working for me! It's now the list I use to make phone calls since the addressbook is too hard to use now! :-/

Posted by Aussie Peter on 14.05.11 - 11:00:07

Well it finally got to my Telstra (network unlocked) HTC Mozart, currently with Vodafone sim. All went well.

Not mentioned in any article is that they played with bluetooth in this update… If not then there must have been some type of HTC phone fix in the update.

Prior to update the HTC was unable to connect to a Uniden wireless phone.

The problem being it didnt recognise the wireless Uniden phone correctly and failed to show the pop up box to put in the pairing pin number..

.After update it found the Uniden wireless phone and correctly popped up the pass pin box for me to enter the code , bingo paired and working…

Was thinking I had to wait for the mango update later in the year to fix this bug….

Well done

Social Sharing
     
This Week's Top Stories
Feeds & More
Awards & More
Recent Discussions
© Copyright 1998 - 2013 by the::unwired® & Arne Hess
All rights reserved!
the::unwired is a registered trademark of Arne Hess.
All trademarks are owned by their respective companies.
All site video, graphic and text content is copyrighted to the respective party and may not be reproduced without express written consent.