Could someone please explain Bluetooth technology to me???
March 2, 2007 10:54am CST
I have a Nokia 6800 cellphone with the Qwerty keyboard. I love my phone a lot. I would like to know if it is compatible with Bluetooth technology. I see people with the wireless earpieces. Can I use those with my phone? How does the Bluetooth technology actually work? What stores can I go to to see, touch and explore the Bluetooth products? Is there a website or two that I can go to in order to learn more on this subject???
15 Apr 07
Hi Here is a general overview of Bluetooth Technology. It is a chip and a standard which was developed at the start of this century. Early founders of this technology were Erikson, Intel, Nokia, Toshiba and IBM. Bluetooth chips can be placed inside a host of devices like computers, printers, faxes, micro ovens, cameras, monitors, mice, keyboard, PDA, cell phones etc. Bluetooth enables these devices to communicate with each other without the use of cables. Thus, with Bluetooth chips inside devices, there is no need for cables and wasting time on configurations and connections. They are simple to use and anyone can use them. The greatest use of Bluetooth embedded devices is that they become cable free. To give a simple example, we can use a printer or a monitor in one room with the computer in another. They communicate over radio and there is no need to plug in / plug out the cables, configure and set up. If the devices are within a certain range, they will start commnicating. Bluetooth devices maintain security by constantly changing radio frequencies. This way, they help in preventing evesdropping. Each bluetooth device has also an individual identity in the form of a PIN. In order to connect the machines together, these PINs have to be used. Bluetooth devices transmit data at 1 Mbps at present as against 10-54 Mbps by proper network devices. Secondly, bluetooth devices work only over a small range of about 10 metres. Future of bluetooth technology will depend on how fast better technology develops. At present Wibree is the other major alternative which is being introduced. With more improvements in Bluetooth Technology, it will continue to be used for quite some time. (Note, I borrowed the above from my own Website, namely "www.futwire.com" and I am the original writer of this brief overview of Bluetooth. There is no Copyright violation. Thanks).
3 Mar 07
Hi there, Bluetooth is a wireless radio technology used for transferring data between devices. It is usually limited to short range transmissions (upto 100m). I have done a small thesis on bluetooth, I can send you the info if you want it. Let me know!