Bluetooth Gets Some Teeth - 2

Wireless protocol backers banking on advances from CSR, Intersil, Itronix, others.

Ever-optimistic backers of Bluetooth are pinning their hopes on advances they claim will help make the nascent wireless protocol cheaper and easier to combine with other, more popular wireless platforms.

Five years into its development, the much-hyped Bluetooth still struggles for acceptance. But the latest improvements, due at the Bluetooth Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif., this week, will be touted as significant steps toward mass acceptance and shown in the context of new products ranging from laptops to cell phones.

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