Bluetooth Is Worth a Watch

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2000-12-18 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

In his keynote at the Bluetooth Developers Conference earlier this month in San Jose, Calif., IBM Distinguished Engineer John Karidis impressed me with a display of the company's Bluetooth-enabled Linux wristwatch.

In his keynote at the Bluetooth Developers Conference earlier this month in San Jose, Calif., IBM Distinguished Engineer John Karidis impressed me with a display of the companys Bluetooth-enabled Linux wristwatch. Karidis used the prototype watch, which runs a stripped-down version of the Linux 2.2 kernel complete with X11 graphics, to control the slides he used in a video presentation.

I dont expect to see the watch in stores any time soon, but the demo offered a tantalizing taste of Bluetooths real-world usefulness and showed that the technology is maturing quickly.

 
 
 
 
As Editor in Chief of eWEEK Labs, Jason Brooks manages the Labs team and is responsible for eWEEK's print edition. Brooks joined eWEEK in 1999, and has covered wireless networking, office productivity suites, mobile devices, Windows, virtualization, and desktops and notebooks. Jason's coverage is currently focused on Linux and Unix operating systems, open-source software and licensing, cloud computing and Software as a Service. Follow Jason on Twitter at jasonbrooks, or reach him by email at jbrooks@eweek.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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