Bluetooth 2.1 incorporating NFC

The Bluetooth people are now getting on the NFC bandwaggon, the following video shows Mike Foley of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group demonstrating features that are NFC-based:

Bluetooth has historically lacked a compelling ‘user-experience’, with passcodes and security getting in the way of adept interactions. It’s interesting here to see how NFC is being introduced as the ‘user-experience’ component of Bluetooth, and how compelling it seems for these relatively mundane interactions.

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  1. Posted 22 June 2007 at 21:23 | Permalink

    the fact is the cameras on a phone suck anyway
    a few ideas do we get more bandwidth …how much?
    what about computers that have bluetooth built in are those junk for use of 2.1?
    will bluetooth chips be able to be flashed to bring up to spec?
    Is the chip smaller for headphones?

  2. Posted 18 September 2008 at 11:45 | Permalink

    So, why the heck do we need al this ? Wasnt bluetooth enough to (not) make full use of ??

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