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    I don't have bluetooth, don't need bluetooth, but I just coldn't resist starting the first thread in a new area.
    To tell the truth, I'm not sure I really understand the features and benefits of Bluetooth. Anyone wish share their knowledge and experience? Who knows,maybe I do need Bluetooth. ;-)
    Last edited by Dragonman; 11/20/2004 at 01:05 PM.
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    Here are some definitions of Bluetooth for you!

    Definitions of Bluetooth on the Web:

    Chip technology enabling seamless voice and data connections between a wide range of devices through short-range digital two-way radio. It is an open specification for short-range communications of data and voice between both mobile and stationary devices. For instance, it specifies how mobile phones, WIDs, computers and PDAs interconnect with each other, with computers, and with office or home phones.
    www.marconi.com/html/glossary/glossaryb.htm


    A wireless protocol that is used to communicate from one device to another in a small area usually less than 30 feet. It uses the 2.4 ghz spectrum to communicate a 1 megabit connection between 2 devices for both a voice channel and a 768k data channel. The Bluetooth specification calls for different profiles such as voice and serial emulation to be used by devices to communicate. However interoperability needs to be tested to confirm compatibility of the higher level protocols that use Bluetooth to communicate between devices. Version 1.0 requires users to register the connection between the 2 devices while version 1.1 allows a Bluetooth device to communicate with up to 8 devices.
    www.cewindows.net/pocketpc/glossary.htm


    An open specification for seamless wireless short-range communications of data and voice between both mobile and stationary devices. For instance, it specifies how mobile phones, computers and PDAs interconnect with each other, with computers, and with office or home phones. The first generation of Bluetooth permits exchange of data up to a rate of 1 Mbps per second, even in areas with much electromagnetic disturbance. It transmits and receives via a short-range radio link using a globally available frequency band (2.4 GHz ISM band). www.bluetooth.com
    www.symbian.com/technology/glossary.html


    Bluetooth is a specification for a small form-factor, low-cost radio solution providing links between mobile computers, mobile phones and other portable handheld devices, and connectivity to the Internet. It will enable users to connect a wide range of computing and telecommunications devices easily and simply, without the need to buy, carry, or connect cables.
    www.comparecellular.com/canadacom/glossary.asp


    Wireless LAN technology for mobile devices (see [Bluetooth 1999])
    siesta.foo.fi/doc/documents/glossary.html


    is a short-range wireless connectivity technology used as a cable replacement for mobile phones, handheld PCs and other peripheral devices.
    www.itweek.co.uk/Features/1132891


    Bluetooth is an open standard for wireless transmission of voice and data between mobile devices (PCs, handheld computers, telephone and printers.)
    www.axis.com/corporate/corp/glossary_general.htm


    It refers to a short-range radio technology aimed at simplifying communications between devices and the Internet. It also aims to simplify data synchronization between Net devices and other computers. Products with Bluetooth technology must be qualified and pass interoperability testing by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group prior to release. The Bluetooth 1.0 specification consists of two documents: the Foundation Core, which provides design specifications, and the Foundation Profile, which provides interoperability guidelines. Bluetooth's founding members include Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Nokia and Toshiba.
    www.zoom.com/dsl/glossary1.html


    The code name for a new wireless technology being developed by Ericsson Inc., Intel Corp., Nokia Corp., Toshiba and IBM. The technology enables data connections between electronic devices such as desktop computers, wireless phones, electronic organizers and printers in the 2.4 GHz range. Bluetooth depends on mobile devices equipped with a chip for sending and receiving information. The founding members listed above have been joined in development by 700+ members including Compaq, Dell, Motorola, Qualcomm, BMW and Casio.
    www.wow-com.com/consumer/faq/articles.cfm


    System for short-range wireless communications among computers, printers, telephones and PDAs using the 2.4 GHz frequency.
    www.c-b.com/industryinfo/glossaries/telecom.asp


    A radio technology developed by Ericsson and other companies built around a new chip that makes it possible to transmit signals over short distances between telephones, computers and other devices without the use of wires. Read more at http://www.bluetooth.com
    www.ericsson.com/about/glossary/gl_b.shtml


    A global initiative by Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Nokia and Toshiba to set a standard for cable-free connectivity between mobile phones, mobile PCs, handheld computers and other peripherals. It will use short-range radio links in the 2.gGHZ Instrumentation Scientific and Medical (ISM) "free band".
    www.3gnewsroom.com/html/glossary/b.shtml


    A Special Interest Group, comprised of leaders in the telecommunications, computing, and network industries, that is developing a new standard for short range wireless communications between devices, such as between PDAs and laptop computers or between mobile phones and vending machines. Bluetooth uses the same frequency band (2.4 GHz) as 802.11b wireless networks.
    www.armstrong.com/commceilingsna/glossary.html


    Bluetooth is a specification for providing links between mobile computers, mobile phones and other portable handheld devices, and connectivity to the Internet. It enables users to connect a wide range of computing and telecommunications devices easily and simply without the need to buy, carry, or connect cables.
    www.geckobeach.com/cellular/intro/glossary.htm


    Name given to a specification for a wireless communication chip used for the transmission of voice and data. It is expected to be low cost (at less than $6 per chip), short-range, (30 feet) radio link that has been envisioned as cable-replacement system. Operates in the un-licensed 2.4 GHz range.- uses fast frequency-hopping technology to avoid interference from other radio signals when it transmits packets of data. (Back to top.) Broadband: Using a wide-bandwidth channel for voice, data and/or video services. Allows for greater flow of data because the "pipe" is larger. (Back to top.)
    http://www.roadtripamerica.com/dashb...g/glossary.htm


    Bluetooth refers to a short-range radio technology aimed at simplifying communications among Net devices and between devices and the Internet. It also aims to simplify data synchronization between Net devices and other computers. Products with Bluetooth technology must be qualified and pass interoperability testing by the Bluetooth Special Interest Group prior to release. The Bluetooth 1.0 specification consists of two documents: the Foundation Core, which provides design specifications, and the Foundation Profile, which provides interoperability guidelines. Bluetooth's founding members include Ericsson, IBM, Intel, Nokia and Toshiba.
    www.dynalink.com/english/info/glossary.html


    a wireless data transfer/communication protocol developed by Ericsson. Bluetooth is an extremely "portable" protocol, that is, it interfaces with computers, cellphones, palm devices, and just about any kind of machine engineers can program. One of the most interesting uses of this technology of which we are aware is in overnight shipping operations --- warehouse sorters have "Bluetooth Scanner Rings" which read barcodes on parcels as they are handled. Bluetooth's range of operations is a shortcoming, however; the range is on the order of tens of feet.
    www.daleco.biz/help/dictionary.html


    Bluetooth is a computing and telecommunications industries specification that describes how mobile phones, computers and personal digital assistants can easily interconnect with each other and with home and business phones and computers using a short-range wireless connection.The technology requires a transceiver microchip to be included in each device. Each device can transmit and receive in an unused frequency band of 2.45GHz that is available globally.
    www.powerdsine.com/POLProducts/glossary.asp


    Computer networks A standard for short-range wireless communication between computing devices and associated peripherals, including laptop and mobile computers, PDAs, and mobile phones. With standards set by the Bluetooth Qualifications Board, in theory Bluetooth is set to revolutionize the use of personal area networks (PANs) by negating the need to have physical cable connections between different devices. As of late 2000, only a few Bluetooth-equipped products have arrived on the market. These are generally Bluetooth 1.0b compliant, meaning that they transmit and receive data at 721kbps with 128bit security encryption.
    www.nottingham.ac.uk/cyber/fullglos.html


    Bluetooth describes how many technology products, such as mobile phones, PDAs, computers, laptops etc connect using short-range wireless technology.
    www.helpisathand.gov.uk/technology/glossary/


    Formed in 1997 by Ericcson, it is a special interest group made up of about 2,000 IT companies that are working to develop a standard, technological infrastructure for the emerging technology. Bluetooth technology permits high frequency communication among devices such as cellular telephones, PCs, PDAs, CD players, etc.
    www.upstreamcio.com/glossary.asp


    A specification for short-range (~30 feet) radio transmission of data between mobile and stationary devices such as PDAs, cell phones, PCs, and printers.
    www.techdis.ac.uk/PDA/glossary.htm


    is a communications specification using low-band radio frequency (2.4Ghz ) to wirelessly connect and synchronize PDAs, mobile phones, computers and other devices existing within a 30 foot/10 meter area.
    www.10meters.com/communications_glossary.html


    A code name for an open specification to standardize data synchronization between disparate PC and handheld PC devices. Research is underway in RF-MEMS devices for Bluetooth-based applications.
    www.allaboutmems.com/glossary.html


    a communications specification designed to enable PDAs, mobile phones, computers, and other devices to share information and synchronize data. This technology requires a transceiver chip in each device. Bluetooth products should enter the market in 2000-2001. Devices will operate in the 2.4Ghz band, sending data at 720 Kbps within a 30 foot range.
    wataniya.yahoo.com/glossary.html


    Basically, you want BT on the 650 so you can:

    -wirelessly sync with your computer
    -wireless connect your Treo to computer and use Treo as modem to connect you computer online
    -wirelessly connect Treo and handsfree BT headset
    -use BT GPS units
    -use BT stereo headphones (not sure if possible)
    -use connect to carkit via BT in many new vehicles (BT automotive telemetrics)
    -use to connect to BT HD's
    -Use to connect to BT keyboards
    -use to connect to BT projectors like aportis
    -use to connect to contral Mac via software like Sailing Clicker

    etc etc etc....
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    Wow, somebody did lots of homework. I don't need to read all those links to realize how cool bluetooth is. It's especially cool on a cell phone like the Treo 650. When I get mine, I plan on getting a USB bluetooth dongle/flash drive combo and possibly a bluetooth headset...

    I would like to see someone develop the app that lets users talk on their cell phones over a bluetooth connection, rather than the cell system. They would have to be within a short range (but would probably be separated by a wall, or floor, or in another car) That's just one of the many potential uses of bluetooth. The possibilities are endless. Another example - if a refrigerator was bluetooth enabled, it could update your treo with a shopping list as you walk by it, or notify you that you are about to run out of milk (or other beverages). Automatic syncing of data between devices is going to be a big plus. Specifically, autosyncing the Treo with your computer and backing up your files. Very cool technology.
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    Another definition of Bluetooth...

    "The feature that should have been available on the Treo 600 that was available on every other phone of that generation but which was inexplicably left off the specifications for the Treo 600, creating a generation of 'smartphone' users who felt dumb because they couldn't use a Bluetooth headset."
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    Does one's PC need to have bluetooth built in for wireless synch or is there a peripheral that one could use?
    BTW now that I understand what bluetooth is, (Thank you Gfunk for that exhaustive definition!) I may not need it, but I definitly WANT it !! (I only have Treo 300)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dorp7
    Wow, somebody did lots of homework. I don't need to read all those links to realize how cool bluetooth is. It's especially cool on a cell phone like the Treo 650. When I get mine, I plan on getting a USB bluetooth dongle/flash drive combo and possibly a bluetooth headset...

    I would like to see someone develop the app that lets users talk on their cell phones over a bluetooth connection, rather than the cell system. They would have to be within a short range (but would probably be separated by a wall, or floor, or in another car) That's just one of the many potential uses of bluetooth. The possibilities are endless. Another example - if a refrigerator was bluetooth enabled, it could update your treo with a shopping list as you walk by it, or notify you that you are about to run out of milk (or other beverages). Automatic syncing of data between devices is going to be a big plus. Specifically, autosyncing the Treo with your computer and backing up your files. Very cool technology.
    Yes, it would be very cool, if only Palm would have used a version that wasn't 4 years old and could do some of this.

    To make matters worse, as incapable as the 4 year old Bluetooth version 1.1 is, they have managed to cripple it even further. I'm not talking about Sprint's modification. I'm talking about functionality that every other phone manufacturer uses. Basic stuff, like proximity detection... so then you COULD walk by your fridge on the way out the door and get that grocery list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Virt
    Another definition of Bluetooth...

    "The feature that should have been available on the Treo 600 that was available on every other phone of that generation but which was inexplicably left off the specifications for the Treo 600, creating a generation of 'smartphone' users who felt dumb because they couldn't use a Bluetooth headset."
    HAHAHAHA!






    ohhhh...

    I'm not sure why I am laughing...
  8. #8  
    Quote Originally Posted by Virt
    Another definition of Bluetooth...

    "The feature that should have been available on the Treo 600 that was available on every other phone of that generation but which was inexplicably left off the specifications for the Treo 600, creating a generation of 'smartphone' users who felt dumb because they couldn't use a Bluetooth headset."
    You forgot to mention how they inferred that we would eventually have bluetooth in the press conferences and roadshows leading up to the release of the Treo 600 (much like wi-fi for the Treo 650 this last month).

    On a side note: I can't believe people are falling for this again.

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