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Bluetooth Technology Gets Faster With Bluetooth 3.0

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  1. malware New Member

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    From its annual All Hands Meeting in Tokyo this week, the Bluetooth SIG formally adopted Bluetooth Core Specification Version 3.0 + High Speed (HS), or Bluetooth 3.0. This latest iteration of the popular short-range wireless technology fulfills the consumers' need for speed while providing the same wireless Bluetooth experience – faster. Manufacturers of consumer electronics and home entertainment devices can now build their products to send large amounts of video, music and photos between devices wirelessly at speeds consumers expect.
    Bluetooth 3.0 gets its speed from the 802.11 radio protocol. The inclusion of the 802.11 Protocol Adaptation Layer (PAL) provides increased throughput of data transfers at the approximate rate of 24 Mbps. In addition, mobile devices including Bluetooth 3.0 + HS will realize increased power savings due to enhanced power control built in.

    "Like Ricky Bobby in Talladega Nights, this latest version was 'born to go fast,' said Mike's Blog, Ph.D., executive director of the Bluetooth SIG. "Utilizing the 802.11 radio was a natural choice as it provides efficiencies for both our members and consumers – members get more function out of the two radios they are already including in devices, and consumers with Bluetooth 3.0 + HS products will get faster exchange of information without changing how they connect. We are excited to expand the possibilities of the PAN."

    This newest version of Bluetooth technology builds on the inherent qualities of the current 2.1 + EDR version, including Simple Secure Pairing and built-in, automatic security. And as with all versions of theBluetooth specification, v3.0 + HS provides developers, manufacturers and consumers with the benefit of backwards compatibility, enabling both the expansion and enhancement of this technology with every new specification release. Once products reach the market, the easiest way for consumers to learn which devices are compatible with other Bluetooth enabled devices is to visit the Bluetooth Gadget Guide.

    Applications
    With the availability of Bluetooth version 3.0 + HS, consumers can expect to move large data files of videos, music and photos between their own devices and the trusted devices of others, without the need for cables and wires. Some applications consumers will experience include:
    • Wirelessly bulk synchronize music libraries between PC and music player or phone
    • Bulk download photos to a printer or PC
    • Send video files from camera or phone to computer or television

    Availability

    The Bluetooth SIG's formal adoption of the specification is only the first step in the product lifecycle. News out today from wireless chip manufacturers and Bluetooth SIG member companies Atheros, Broadcom and CSR shows the second step – getting silicon solutions to device manufacturers – is already underway. End products for consumers are expected to be in the market in 9 to 12 months.

    Technical Specifications
    This new specification release includes several major enhancements (learn more here - page requires member login):
    • Generic Alternate MAC/PHY (AMP)
    • 802.11 Protocol Adaptation Layer (PAL)
    • Generic Test Methodology
    • Enhanced Power Control
    • Unicast Connectionless Data
    Source: Engadget
     
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    Can't wait to be able to stream video from my pc to my phone via orb, then from the phone to a screen in my car via bluetooth 3.0 lol

    Or heck by the time this gets out I might be able to tether my phone to a computer in my car and stream from my pc to my car! I love being a geek
     
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    sounds good to me :cool:
     
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    Is this worth an entire digit version upgrade? I mean, it doesn't sound BAD but it certainly doesn't make me hype or anything... Nice so bluetooth is somewhat faster and can act like Wi-Fi... nice... big deal.

    It's nowhere as exciting as having USB 3.0 =).
     
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    great news. very interesting.....
     
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    I normally only use Bluetooth to transfer files from my phone to other phones or may lappy that seems fast enough but oh well technology marches on.
     
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    that's sounds great! can't wait for it!
     
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    You can already stream through teathering.


    I just wish I could upgrade my crappy work phone so I can use it for internet access with my laptop. mebey it needs a trip through the washer and dryer.........they have already killed two phones.
     
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    I know i never read anywhere that Bluetooth 3.0 would not only give us the above stated advantages but would also deliver more range. Obviously i was wrong.
    I guess im not as impressed as i worked up Bluetooth 3.0 for myself and would most likely wait for this product to come to me, as opposed to me going to it.

    The difference between USB 2.1 to 3.0 is massive. I like massive differences.
     
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    802.11 support... well what mode?? B / G / N / N.2?

    As I understand it (Myself not working with wireless all that often) Many Many ppl are now using mode N routers, and adapters for increased range , and throughput, and you CANT speak mode B / Mode G (the main two original modes) on a network running Mode N? (Or at least not without dropping the rest of the network to your level, something that as I am informed, most of the routers don't like you to be able to do)

    So it's kind of important WHAT spec Bt3 will support, as in reality - If it Only does mode G (based on the 24mBit estimation) it STILL wont be able to talk to most tech-nerd setups who would undoubtedly be on Mode N?
     
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    so we expect network gaming on phones
     
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    there are games that can be played multiplayer via Bluetooth i.e. Asphalt 4, Counter-strike the java version ... the games are fun but the graphics suck and the game is slow but taking in mind it is played on a phone its ok :rockout:
     

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