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