New Motorola Timeport Adds Bluetooth

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Date: Friday, July 27th, 2001, 14:04
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In further evidence that the new short-range wireless technology is gaining a foothold in the market, Motorola announced that the new Timeport 270c mobile phone includes a Bluetooth interface. The phone operates on the CDMA (code division multiple access) standard and offers 360-degree speakerphone and voice dialing.


In further evidence that the new short-range wireless technology is gaining a foothold in the market, Motorola announced that the new Timeport 270c mobile phone includes a Bluetooth interface. The phone operates on the CDMA (code division multiple access) standard and offers 360-degree speakerphone and voice dialing.

Bluetooth is a short-range wireless protocol with a range of about 30-feet that operates on the same 2.4 GHz unlicensed frequency as 802.11b (Airport). Bluetooth will enable users to turn the phone into a wireless modem for laptops and PDAs and to communicate with other Bluetooth devices in close range without using airtime. Bluetooth accessories, like wireless headsets currently being offered by Ericsson, also promise to add a new level of functionality for mobile phones.

Go2Mac readers will remember that Sony recently announced the new PCG-SR9G/K notebook in Japan that features a cool Bluetooth interface on top of the screen called the PCG-SR9G/K.

Service for the new Timeport is being offered by Alltel and the company expects Bluetooth accessories to appear in its retail stores in the fourth quarter of 2001. The Timeport 270c can be ordered today from the Motorola Web site.

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