Is Huawei bringing Bluetooth tethering with the HUAWEI H887L/H887L Windows Phone?


The Huawei H887L/H887L has just passed through the BluetoothSIG and has noticed the handset claims to offer some special Bluetooth features.

From the description:

CDMA/LTE Windows Phone HUAWEI H887L/H887L is subscriber equipment in the LTE/CDMA system. The LTE frequency band is Band XXV. The CDMA frequency band includes BC0, BC1, BC10, all bands test data included in this report. The Mobile Phone implements such functions as RF signal receiving/transmitting, LTE/CDMA protocol processing, voice, video, MMS service, GPS, AGPS and WIFI etc. Externally it provides micro SD card interface, earphone port (to provide voice service). It also provides Bluetooth module to synchronize data between a PC and the phone, or to use the built-in modem of the phone to access the Internet with a PC, or to exchange data with other Bluetooth devices.

The description suggests Bluetooth tethering via Bluetooth PAN, a profile not supported by Windows Phone natively, and unfortunately not included in the list of profiles certified by the Bluetooth SIG.

Bluetooth tethering allows a somewhat lower power tethering option for phones, and is still preferred by some, but has been largely superseded by WIFI tethering. It is possible the text may simply be left over from another Android handset that Huawei certified, or alternatively the company has, like Nokia, developed its own Bluetooth profile extension.

The Huawei H887L/H887L has previously shown up in Adduplex data and is a mid-range device with a WVGA screen and with its CDMA radio is likely heading to mid-tier US carriers soon.


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