|Bluetooth Product Shipments More Than Double Again|
Posted: 26-Sep-2005 [Source: In-Stat]
[This is the fourth consecutive year Bluetooth-enabled product shipments more than doubled reports In-Stat.]
Scottsdale, AZ -- Bluetooth is firmly established as a short-range wireless solution for voice and data transmission, as 2005 will be the fourth consecutive year in which Bluetooth-enabled product shipments more than double, reports In-Stat. This year's shipments are forecast to be 316 million units, a total that will rise to 866 million in 2009, the high-tech market research firm says.
"Mobile phones are at the core of Bluetooth's popularity," said Brian O'Rourke, In-Stat analyst. "They are in turn helping Bluetooth penetrate into other products, including notebook PCs, mono and stereo headsets, automobiles, and portable digital music players."
A recent report by In-Stat found the following:
* Bluetooth will need to constantly adapt in the face of competition that includes Wireless USB, Wireless 1394 and Wi-Fi.
* Results from In-Stat's Residential Technology Survey (RTS) of typical U.S. consumers indicates increasing recognition of Bluetooth and significant interest in cordless stereo headsets.
* Chips complying with Bluetooth 2.0 + Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) are beginning to hit the market in 2005, providing both greater bandwidth and lower power consumption.
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