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New Bluetooth Protocol Saves PC Data to PDAs, Phones

By Bryan Gardiner  |  Posted 10-14-2006 Print
Ever wished you could simply beam a bit of data—such as an address, note or map—directly to your phone, without having to connect to the Internet and retrieve it? A new Bluetooth technology allows you to do just that. (PCMag.com)

Transferring Internet content from a PC to your cell phone or PDA is about to get a whole lot easier.

On Thursday, at Ziff Davis' Digital Life consumer electronics trade show in New York, the Bluetooth SIG—a group that develops and approves various wireless technologies for the specification—announced the release of a new version of the technology, called "TransSend".

According to Michael Foley, executive director of Bluetooth SIG, the free client/server application will allow content such as maps, phone numbers, address cards or other text and image-based data from the web to be transmitted directly to a specific user's phone or PDA with one click.

For users with a Bluetooth-enabled computer, text or imagine files can be sent by either clicking on a TransSend and Bluetooth icon located next to the web content, or by right clicking on specific information and then selecting to 'TransSend' the data to a mobile device.

Regardless of which method is used, the computer will automatically begin searching for Bluetooth-enabled devices in range and allow the user to select a final destination for the data.


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