12 Oct '12, 7am

"Bluetooth 4.0 to boom in 2013, say handset makers"

Bluetooth 4.0 to boom in 2013, say handset makers Daniel Shen, Taipei; Jackie Chang, DIGITIMES [Thursday 11 October 2012] Handset makers have indicated that following Apple's footsteps, mobile platform makers such as Microsoft, Research In Motion (RIM), and Google all plan to support Bluetooth 4.0 in their next generation platforms. Also due to the price fall of chipsets, Bluetooth 4.0 is expected to boom in 2013, according to handset makers. The commercialization of Bluetooth 4.0 has not been as popular as expected. Apple has been the only strong supporter. Other handset makers have not been including Bluetooth 4.0 because of lack of support from platform firms. The target of 100% adoption of Bluetooth 4.0 in 2012 will not be achieved. Microsoft, RIM and Google are expected to include Bluetooth 4.0, hence smartphone makers are expected to introduce products with Bluetooth...

Full article: http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20121011PD216.html

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