Next iPod Color? Bluetooth

Fitch, Stephane
November 2006
Forbes Asia;11/13/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 19, p84
The article reports that on the fifth birthday of Apple's MP3 player iPod may finally be dragged into the wireless age. Microsoft's new Zune MP3 player uses Wi-Fi, so friends with Zunes can share tracks over the air. Samsung is the first major manufacturer to embed a Bluetooth radio chip in an MP3 player, allowing it to broadcast to a pair of wireless stereo headphones. Bluetooth chips are ideal for phone calls and tunes because they drain the battery far more slowly than Wi-Fi.


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