Bluetooth Gets Faster With EDR

Posted: Jun 8 2004, 10:25am EST | by , Updated: Aug 10 2010, 2:37pm CDT, in News | Other Stuff

Bluetooth gets faster with EDR
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Diva Gem Bluetooth MP3 Player The Bluetooth Special Interest Group has signed off on a new version of the bluetooth protocol that enables a 3x faster transfer speed.

Current bluetooth 1.1 and 1.2 have a data transfer speed of 723.2 kbit/s. The EDR (enhanced data rate) bluetooth will have about 2Mbit/s bandwidth. The EDR bluetooth is also supposed to use less power.
The first devices supporting EDR bluetooth should already arrive 2005.

Bluetooth is gaining momentum. Right now 2 million bluetooth enabled gadgets are sold very week. All in all about 150 million bluetooth devices have been sold. More details on EDN and

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