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New Bluetooth 3.0 features a major speed increase

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 22 Apr 2009 19:11 User comments (4)

New Bluetooth 3.0 features a major speed increase The new Bluetooth 3.0 specification has been released. The biggest change from Bluetooth 2.0 appears to be the addition of high speed capabilities borrowed from WiFi networking.
Bluetooth 3.0 devices will be designed to use a low speed connection, like that used by v2.0 devices, except when added speed can be utilized. At that point the connection will switch to use 802.11 (wireless ethernet) until its no longer than needed.

The additional speed could be used for streaming media or file transfers.

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group, which is responsible for developing the standard, would like to see the technology's role expand beyond mobile phone/headset or mobile phone/headphone connections to be more of a standard computer/peripheral connection - sort of like a wireless USB.

"The Bluetooth SIG is taking a logical step by applying Bluetooth protocols over an existing 802.11 radio to achieve efficient transfers of high data throughput applications," said Flint Pulskamp, wireless and mobile analyst at IDC. "Since Bluetooth and 802.11 already have significant traction in mobile devices, this coupled solution could prove to be an efficient interim solution, as the Bluetooth SIG continues to develop UWB for the future."

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4 user comments

123.4.2009 5:47

...so it isn't even a new standard, just two old standards on one chip?

210.8.2011 0:53
mk gupta
Unverified new user

Hi my name is sameer. i have bought samsung c3530 about 2 month before. i found that the phone bluetooth speed is very slow so pls suggest me if there has any trick to increase my bluetooth speed.
Thank you

331.12.2011 2:02

hi i am naveen. i need to do some project on increasing the data rate of bluetooth. so please help me to know how to increase the bluetooth transfer speed

431.12.2011 2:49

can we connect several bluetooth devices to a single bluetooth device at a time

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