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CLARIFICATION: Wibree isn't a Bluetooth competitor but...
Posted by Arne Hess - on Saturday, 07.10.06 - 17:07:05 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 9572x
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In response to Thomas' previous posting on Nokia's new short-range wireless technology the::unwired have just received the following information from the Bluetooth SIG PR agency:

It's important to note that this isn't an alternative for the majority of Bluetooth use cases that include the voice, printing, transfer and music scenarios. As the Nokia release points out, they are focused on sensor applications like the watch. However, like most technologies there is some overlap such as the mention of HID devices in the announcement. There are talks between the Bluetooth SIG and Nokia regarding the future of Wibree but at this point there is nothing concrete to say publicly.

Ultra low power Bluetooth technology is definitely part of our (Bluetooth SIG) roadmap and the Bluetooth SIG is evaluating Wibree for possible inclusion into the SIG. Just like we are working with the WiMedia Alliance to combine Bluetooth and Ultra Wideband technologies and create a high speed Bluetooth channel, we will work to do the same at the ultra low power level.

Got it? No? Me neither...

Cheers ~ Arne