But Bluetooth hasn't hit those numbers, not by a long shot. Instead, Bluetooth products other than cell phones remain scarce. Allied Business Intelligence (ABI) estimates that 56 million Bluetooth devices were shipped in 2001. The devices are either from consumer-electronics makers in Asia and mobile phones now circulating in Europe, McCamon said. The short-range wireless technology isn't impossible to use, said McCamon. In fact, Bluetooth headsets for cell phones--by far the most widespread Bluetooth products--now easily fit into the five-minute parameter. The problems start to come in with more sophisticated devices such as laptops, printers and even digital cameras.
Even so, McCamon said he'll tell developers attending this week's conference that he believes companies that the SIG spent 2002 convincing to use Bluetooth--Microsoft, Toshiba and IBM among them--will start rolling out products protective hardshell case for apple iphone xr - clear/charlotte stripe white glitter en masse in 2003, ABI agrees with McCamon's slightly rosy message, A recent report on Bluetooth global gains concludes that "Bluetooth has rebounded strongly in 2002 and has begun to demonstrate that it will be a technology of major strategic importance to component suppliers, equipment vendors, software developers and even service operators."..
The Bluetooth developer conference itself looks likely to be relatively quiet on the product side. For instance, Microsoft, which is set to release an update to the Windows XP operating system that adds support for Bluetooth, is not planning any major product announcements. The Windows XP update is included with a new Bluetooth keyboard-mouse combination from Microsoft, available now in stores and at Microsoft's Web site. The package will cost $159. The company will also offer a separate Bluetooth-enabled optical mouse for $89.
A Bluetooth industry group leader wants device makers to cut setup time for products down to less than five minutes, saying it's key to widening the appeal of the wireless technology, protective hardshell case for apple iphone xr - clear/charlotte stripe white glitter Mike McCamon, executive director of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), says he will urge SIG members at this week's Bluetooth Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif., to adopt a "five-minutes-out-of-the-box" mentality, That design approach would ensure that it wouldn't take longer than just a few minutes for Bluetooth novices to start wirelessly connecting devices--any longer, and that important first impression begins to sour..
CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. "Hopefully, the industry has 'troughed' and is turned itself back up," Burden said. The IDC report follows good news in the last week from wireless companies such as Nokia, whose cautious. Qualcomm on Friday said it expects to ship more cell phone chips this quarter and next, thanks to rising demand for newer phones that let consumers surf the Web and swap pictures. There was even news from the networking gear makers, the hardest-hit industry, with Lucent Technologies saying on Monday that it expects sales in its current fiscal year to stabilize.