Bluetooth 3.0 spec to have Wi-Fi speeds
The Bluetooth SIG today provided early details of the Bluetooth 3.0 spec ahead of a full formal launch. The new format should provide a jump in bandwidth that gives it speed roughly equivalent to common Wi-Fi, or several times the 3Mbps speed of Bluetooth 2.0. Transfers will be quick enough to let songs arrive “within seconds,” according to the group. It will also serve as a unique way of establishing one-on-one Wi-Fi connnections: a hand-off mode will use Bluetooth to auto-discover other nearby devices and switch to a direct Wi-Fi link as long as both devices have Wi-Fi as an option.
Equally part of the spec is a new technique known as Enhanced Power Control that prevents a connection from dropping when a device is suddenly put in an enclosure, such as a bag or a pocket.
Read more: electronista.com