First gets first blood; Data synching using Bluetooth

Gregory Alan Bolcer (
Tue, 07 Dec 1999 17:05:01 -0800

I wasn't there, but this is what I wanted to see. It's the first
public showing. I wanted to see the details, like if it uses
up all the battery power in an hour, what the real transfer rate
is, how fast to synch, etc.

I've heard two estimates about Bluetooth, 1) 79% of all handhelds will contain
it by 2003 (which comes out to about 790M by some estimates) and 2)there
will be over 670 million Bluetooth enabled devices worldwide by 2005.

Now if they'd only come out with a form factor that I can replace my
crappy irda ports on my dell with it.


Intel Demonstrates New Bluetooth Hardware And
Software Technology For The First Time

Intel's Bluetooth Radio Module and Software Suite Will
Enable Portable Computers, Other Devices to Communicate
Without Wires


-- Intel Corporation today conducted the first public technology demonstration
of its future hardware and software products based on Bluetooth wireless
technology. These products will enable computer manufacturers to add new
wireless communications capabilities to portable computers and other PC
products to be introduced around mid-2000. The demonstration showed two
notebook development systems synchronizing data wirelessly using Intel's
Bluetooth radio module and software suite.

"Intel's goal is to help users benefit from the ease-of-use and interoperability of
Bluetooth devices," said Frank Spindler, vice president and marketing director of
Intel's Mobile and Handheld Products Group. "We will provide our customers
with hardware, software, design tools and support to allow them to deliver these
benefits in notebook designs."

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