Bluetooth To Get Speed Boost
Jun 8, 2004, 2:38 PM by (staff)
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) today announced a new prototype Bluetooth specification called "Enhanced Data Rate" (EDR). The new spec will provide data speeds up to three times current levels, and cut power consumption, allowing up to twice the battery life compared to current devices. EDR devices will backwards-compatible with the existing Bluetooth devices. The Bluetooth SIG expects the spec to be finalized in fall 2004, with products available in 2005.