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A wireless communications standard designed for connecting small portable devices over short distances. (ie: it’s not meant to be used to wire up a bunch of desktop computers together the way wireless Ethernet is)

Bluetooth enabled devices, such as handheld computers and cellular phones, can exchange data without cumbersome connectors or cables. It seems probable that digital cameras will frequently come with wireless communications capabilities in the future, and future Bluetooth technology is one candidate, though it currently doesn’t have enough throughput (currently it maxes out at 1 Mbps) to be truly useful for digital cameras.

The oddly named standard was created by Swedish cell phone manufacturer Ericsson. Harald “Blaatand” Gormsson (Harold Bluetooth) was a Danish king who united Denmark and Norway in the 10th century.

cf. 802.11b.

Entry last updated 2002-04-24. Term 141 of 1487.

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