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Bluetooth 3.0 To Move Data 10 Times Faster

April 23, 2009

The newest version of Bluetooth wireless technology is anticipated to transport information 10 times quicker than the existing model. Gadgets equipped with the new software might be available by early 2010.

The group that created the technology, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, announced this week it has agreed on standards for the Bluetooth 3.0, including more rapid data movements.

Three chip corporations, Atheros Communications Inc., Broadcom Corp. and CSR PLC, said their products will include the new high-speed device.

Despite the fact that the high-speed Bluetooth 3.0 is 10 times quicker than existing Bluetooth, it is still 20 times slower than a USB cable, so it is not compatible for a comprehensive music library or a long movie.

An amalgamation of Bluetooth and an unusual, and possibly even a faster radio technology was advertised in 2006, but holdups in the functionality of it encouraged the Bluetooth group to review Wi-Fi.

After all that, then the Wi-Fi based technology faced postponement.

However, the Bluetooth group planned work on the Wi-Fi option early in 2008, and announced that these gadgets could be on the market as early as summer 2009.

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