Thursday, February 21, 2008

Bluetooth to piggyback on WiFi

Mobile Burn reports: [edited]

Last week at the 2008 Mobile World Congress, the Bluetooth SIG announced that Bluetooth will soon be able to make use of an existing 802.11 radio for the transfer of large amounts of data. When transferring music, groups of photos, or large documents from one device to another, the new technology will allow the Bluetooth radio to temporarily use an existing 802.11 radio for the larger file, and then switch back to Bluetooth for smaller file transfers.

The new technology will offer a significant speed boost for Bluetooth and will maintain the same security and convenience that Bluetooth already has. The core specification enabling the Alternate MAC/PHY is expected to be available to manufacturers in 2009, though work is already underway.

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