Rumors have been circling for some time that Nokia was planning a big push for Bluetooth accessories at their Fall event, exactly two weeks from today. We've already seen plenty about the Treasure Tag, and we expect a few more hardware and software add-ons to leverage the wireless tech. According to a Bluetooth SIG certification entry, Nokia's Transfer My Data app has an update in the works to add an interesting new feature.
With the entry titled 'Transfer My Data v5' and the version number reading 22.214.171.124, it's safe to assume this is a future update for the handy cross-device transfer app (the current version in the Store is 126.96.36.199). In fact, we don't really need to assume because the entry description spells it out for us in plain text:
Transfer my data application update supporting MAP
There you go, mystery solved. Well, sort of. The update will apparently be adding support for the Bluetooth profile MAP, or Message Access Profile. According to the official description, MAP is intended for transferring messages between devices, the best example being when a smartphone is connected to a car which can read out text messages or emails using text-to-speech. However, MAP could also be used to display messages on other devices like TVs, laptops, tablets, or even wearable devices.
All of that sounds exciting, but maybe you should temper your fantasies a bit. This is after all the Transfer My Data app, the only function of which is to live up to its title and move your stuff between devices. So for now, we just have to presume Nokia will be using MAP as an alternative way to transfer text messages across devices. Call us pessimists if you like.