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Bluetooth on the verge of a growth spurt [ZDNet]

Dec 20, 2001 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

After attending last week's Bluetooth Developers Conference in San Francisco, John G. Spooner of ZDNet News reports that Bluetooth may finally be on the verge of a growth spurt. Spooner writes . . .

“[Bluetooth] wireless networking technology — designed to replace cables that connect devices such as notebooks, handhelds and printers — is starting to reach a critical mass, with a long list of products either on the market or ready to debut over the next year . . .”

“This isn't the first time that Bluetooth has been expected to burst onto the technology scene. Many industry watchers expected it to happen this year, but problems getting products to market and demand for 802.11b wireless networking technology has slowed its adoption.”

“Some industry insiders believe that the two technologies can coexist; others assert that the strong demand for 802.11b has already nullified Bluetooth's future . . .”

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