Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Out of the PAN and into the…?


Thanks and a hat tip to John Barr, a senior technologist tracking standards at Motorola, for chiming in about Nokia’s new Wibree initiative. It’s not really a personal area network, but more of a point-to-point link like wireless USB, and it lacks the rich profiles Bluetooth has worked for years to develop, notes Barr who is a strong advocate for Bluetooth.

Will Wibree make it into the PC? Have to wait and see. So far Intel declines to comment about the new technology—not a good sign for Nokia. –rbm

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