Bluetooth 3.0 to be official end of April

Bluetooth SIG has made it official that it plans to announce Bluetooth 3.0 by the end of April.


It's official: Bluetooth 3.0 is coming. The Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) will officially announce Bluetooth 3.0 on April 21. It'll be significantly faster and will enable the transfer of entire media libraries at the touch of a button. It also promises a new feature called Enhanced Power Control that reduces the number of disconnects.

The most interesting part of Bluetooth 3.0 is that it uses a combination of technologies that lets it operate at Wi-Fi speeds. For example, you can pair a phone with a laptop via Bluetooth, but then the data transfer between the two devices will be handed off to Wi-Fi, which makes transfer speeds a lot faster. Both devices need Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for this to happen; otherwise it will just use the Bluetooth for data transfer.

More details on actual hardware will come on April 21 when the spec is made official.

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