Yes. The technology is called “multipoint,” and it’s been here for a while.
Simple multipointIn the case of simple multipoint, a Bluetooth headset is connected to two separate devices at the same time. When one of them rings, the headset knows which one it is. So when you answer the call, the headset will automatically stream it from the right device. If you’re already talking on your first phone, the headset will alert you if there’s an incoming call on a second one. You can then pick up this second call directly from the same headset. In practice, simple multipoint is useful in many different cases. For example:
- Having a work and personal phone with you, both connected to the same headset.
- Using the headset for Skype without losing connection to your primary cell phone.
- Playing “Candy Crush Saga” on your tablet with full sound effects without worrying about missing an important call on your work phone.
- You get the picture…