A higher-bandwidth Bluetooth expected to ship in 2008
Research and Markets has announced the addition of Bluetooth 2006: Mobile Phones & Headsets Driving the Market to New Heights to its offering. Bluetooth continued its ascent as the premier short-range wireless data transmission standard in 2005, and will do even better in 2006.
Mobile phones and mono headsets continue to lead the way in Bluetooth adoption. These applications in turn are leading to Bluetooth adoption in notebook PCs, PDAs and automobiles. Stereo headsets, game consoles and MP3 players will be future growth areas for Bluetooth.
Increasing capabilities are coming with new Bluetooth standards. Bluetooth 2.0 chips, which will see dramatically increased shipments in 2006, offer the option of a significantly higher data rate than previously possible. A new, higher bandwidth version of Bluetooth, running over ultrawideband is expected to ship in products in 2008. It will offer Bluetooth data rates of up to 480 Mbps over short distances.
This report contains analysis and five-year forecasts for all Bluetooth-enabled products, including those in the PC, communications, consumer electronics, and automotive segments. Bluetooth chip unit and revenue forecasts by Bluetooth type annually through 2010 are also provided. In addition, the report also contains responses on Bluetooth and wireless headsets from its annual residential technology survey. Brief profiles of major Bluetooth silicon suppliers are also provided.
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