2005 Bluetooth shipments more than double-again

November 2005
Portable Design;Nov2005, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p4
The article cites a report by In-Stat indicating that 2005 is the fourth consecutive year that Bluetooth-enabled product shipments are more than double those of the previous year. The firm forecasts the year's shipments to reach 316 million units. In-Stat analyst Brian O'Rourke maintains that mobile phones are at the core of Bluetooth's popularity. They in turn help Bluetooth penetrate into other products, including notebooks PCs, mono and stereo headsets, automobiles and portable digital music players. In spite of the rosy outlook, the firm warns that Bluetooth will need to constantly adapt in the face of competition from Wireless USB, Wireless 1394 and WiFi technologies.


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