Everyone Joins The WiFi Party

The latest in the News.com series on WiFi is a look at how WiFi is starting to spread beyond computers to all sorts of other devices that can connect to the internet, such as TVs, MP3 players, and digital cameras. This actually fits well with a Business 2.0 article taking a look at the possibilities for Telesym and their voice-over-WiFi system. Of course, when it gets down to the device level, WiFi actually does start competing with Bluetooth in some areas (though, there are clear advantages and disadvantages to each method). While Bluetooth is still better for things like connecting a wireless earpiece to your phone, does it still make sense for your printer, when your printer is WiFi’d to the network? But, just think of the absolutely useless possibilities for multi-wireless system use for a single phone call: you use your bluetooth earpiece to connect to your WiFi enabled PDA, which is hooked into an access point that is connected via a fixed wireless solution. In the end, let’s face it, people don’t care which system connects them, so long as it’s cheap, it works, and it’s easy.

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