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October 11, 2006 at 11:13 AM

Web pages may start talking to your phone

If you have a phone and PC with Bluetooth wireless capability, that is.

The Bluetooth consortium introduced its new “Transsend” Web-to-device technology today at the Digital Life show in New York.

Web pages can add a Bluetooth icon that visitors can click to transfer a chunk of data — a restaurant’s site could beam over a map to a customer’s phone, for instance.

The industry group promoting Bluetooth describes Transsend as a “client-server application that allows Internet content such as maps, addresses, phone numbers and other text and images to be wirelessly transferred from a Bluetooth-enabled PC to another mobile Bluetooth device such as a phone or PDA.”

Bluetooth seems like a great way to get rid of the jumble of different wires needed to connect PCs and devices but it has never become universal. I wonder if it’s too expensive or complicated for hardware manufacturers.

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