Palm's follow-up to its m505 PDA, the m525, will connect to the outside world through a Bluetooth wireless link.
Consulting company Frost & Sullivan has downgraded its previous short-term forecasts for Bluetooth technology, blaming technical- and market-related issues for slow progress.
Two separate reports -- from mobile consultancy Mobile Lifestreams and research consultancy Frost & Sullivan -- indicate that the time has now arrived for Bluetooth technology to be deployed, after six years in the pipeline. Frost & Sullivan believes the ultimate test will be acceptance by the end user.
United Parcel Service plans to deploy the world's largest wireless LAN and short-range wireless Bluetooth network throughout its worldwide distribution hubs. The project, which will cost slightly more than $100 million, is expected to pay for itself within 16 months by enabling package sorters at the hubs to work more efficiently and by standardizing the company on single terminals and network systems
SINGAPORE--The majority of businesses polled by consulting company Frost & Sullivan say they have no plans to purchase products using the Bluetooth wireless data-transfer standard.
IBM has promised Bluetooth-integrated notebooks in the near future, reiterating its commitment to the wireless technology.
TOKYO--Ericsson will launch Internet and data services on a trial basis in Japan that use the Bluetooth short-
NEW YORK (AP) -- Palm Inc. unveiled an insertable card that would enable Bluetooth wireless connections between its popular handheld computers and other nearby devices equipped with the short-range technology
The PDA (personal digital assistant) maker announced Thursday that by the end of the year a secure digital card supporting Bluetooth, the Palm Bluetooth Card, will be available for around $150. The card, about the size of a postage stamp, will fit only into Palm's latest PDAs, the m500 and m505.
Bluetooth will be taking a slightly smaller bite out of the wireless-networking market than previously expected, according to new projections.
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