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CONNECTIVITY: Bluetooth for the Sendo Z100
Posted by Arne Hess - on Thursday, 04.07.02 - 02:28:00 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 5791x
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Jason recently posted this news - he got from Infosync - on his site:

"Sendo recently entered into an agreement by which Microtune will develop a Bluetooth-based hardware solution as an optional component to Sendo’s Z100 Smartphone, based on Microsoft's Smartphone 2002 platform. Deploying its OneChip MT0760 technology, Microtune will design a secure digital input/output (SDIO) card for Sendo’s Z100 to enable the wireless exchange of information between it, a Bluetooth headset or other Bluetooth devices. Through the agreement, Sendo plans to extend the functionality of its Z100 Smartphone, offering users multifunctional voice, data and multimedia capabilities. The Z100 Smartphone will be introduced in Europe and the U.S. in the coming months, and Sendo plans to rollout Microtune’s SDIO cards in the autumn of 2002."

Hm - I just have two thoughts about it:

  • It took a little bit long that Sendo sees the requirement for Bluetooth on it's "killer"-Smartphone (a Smartphone without Bluetooth let me ask myself if it is really smart?)
  • I hope there will no additional delay now because of the Bluetooth development. At least, the Z100 has to support SDIO now by default and I don't know if this was already implemented.

For me, a mobile phone without Bluetooth is out of the focus and I don't like the idea, that the SD card slot is "wasted" with a chip which I would like to see included on the phone by default.

Any other/additional thoughts!?

Cheers ~ Arne

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