Mobile Phone Makes Task of Infusing Bluetooth Easy

 
 
By Jason Brooks  |  Posted 2002-01-28 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Everyone seems to agree that it'll take an infusion of Bluetooth-bearing mobile phones to shift the young cable replacement technology into high gear. So where are they?

Everyone seems to agree that itll take an infusion of Bluetooth-bearing mobile phones to shift the young cable replacement technology into high gear. So where are they?

The Ericsson Inc. T39m that we tested came from Europe. Configuring and using Bluetooth can be a complex task, but the T39m does a good job of shepherding the user through the process—a particularly impressive feat, considering the tiny amount of screen real estate available on a cell phone.

The regional wireless carrier Alltel Corp. currently sells the Bluetooth-capable Motorola Inc. Timeport 270c, but its not clear when the larger American carriers will fall in line. Until they do, the popularity of Bluetooth gear in general (and phone-centric Bluetooth products such as headsets in particular) will be slow to grow.

 
 
 
 
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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