Wireless USB Set To Kill Off Bluetooth Again?

There they go again… Intel is claiming that Wireless USB is going to kill off Bluetooth and the press lap it up as if it’s a fact. If this sounds familiar, it might be because we’ve heard it before many many times. Remember that wireless USB is currently part of the messy UWB standards battle and that Bluetooth seems to be growing quite rapidly. Besides, Intel is hardly an unbiased party in this horse race. This isn’t to say that Wireless USB won’t eventually be a very good technology, or that it won’t eventually take on much of what Bluetooth currently does. However, right now it’s vapor — and Bluetooth is pretty well entrenched. Also, it’s not like the Bluetooth folks are sitting still either. Pushing Bluetooth off the pedestal isn’t quite as easy as Intel would have you believe.

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