Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Wibree finally merges with Bluetooth

After much buzz, hype, and many objections following a Wibree launch late last year, what happened to the Wibree camp? At the end, Nokia as its developer realized the very similarity of Wibree with the short range Bluetooth. Now, Wibree spec is going to be integrated into an "ultra low power" Bluetooth Specification.

With Wibree in its fold, Bluetooth is geared toward expanding its presense to new areas, mainly sport and healthcare. Expect this integration in the likes of body sensors, wrist watch, and perhaps jewelries. In addition, traditional computer peripherals (mouse, keyboard, etc.) will also gain the benefit of operating with very low power consumption.