June 14, 2000 |
In its biggest acquisition so far, Irvine chip maker Broadcom Corp. said Tuesday it would buy a company that develops the wireless bluetooth technology for stock worth $457.1 million. Bluetooth, a hot new arena, uses radio frequencies instead of wires or cables to let electronic devices communicate with each other and over the Internet at short ranges. Broadcom, which makes high-speed communications chips, will issue 3 million shares for the 87% of Innovent Systems Inc.
March 29, 2006 |
The Bluetooth wireless standard used in cellphones and other small devices will take a leap in transmission speed, broadening its scope to enable high-definition video and files for digital music players such as the iPod. The industry group behind Bluetooth said Tuesday that it would boost transfer speeds in the next few years by incorporating a radio technology, known as ultra-wideband. Currently, Bluetooth works only for low-speed uses such as headsets and wireless keyboards.
January 14, 2005 |
Verizon Wireless misled customers about the capabilities of an expensive new cellphone and disabled many of the handset's key features in order to charge higher fees for its own services, a lawsuit alleges. The suit, filed Dec. 30 in Los Angeles County Superior Court, claims the nation's second-largest mobile phone provider promoted the v710 handset made by Motorola Inc. as its only model equipped with so-called Bluetooth technology.
October 28, 2002 |
Palm Inc. is expected to introduce two new hand-held computer models today, each aimed at getting into the hands of tech-savvy mobile professionals and early technology adopters. Palm's new Tungsten T, with a suggested retail price of $499, is the company's first hand-held with built-in Bluetooth technology. That allows it to communicate wirelessly with a host of Bluetooth-enabled devices such as printers and cell phones and other equivalent Palm devices.
January 10, 2002 |
Wireless technology giant Motorola Inc. this week introduced a new hands-free phone system for cars that will allow drivers to make calls from their regular cell phones using voice commands. Motorola's product uses wireless Bluetooth technology. The system is incorporated into a car kit that includes a speaker, microphone and control panel and is installed in the dashboard. The Chicago-area company said consumers will be able to activate the phone system by just starting the car.
January 15, 2005 |
Cellphone maker Motorola Inc. and Oakley Inc. plan to make sunglasses that communicate remotely with electronic devices. Schaumburg, Ill.-based Motorola will install Bluetooth technology, which allows machines to speak to one another without a wire, in Oakley-designed sunglasses, the two companies said. Details of the first models from the joint venture are expected by the middle of this year, the companies said.