Here's our Hardware Tip for.. April 5, 2002
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Bluetooth for the Desktop--Part 1 of 3
Bluetooth, which you can read about at

http://www.bluetooth.com

is a wireless communications standard that will allow handheld devices such as PDAs and cellular phones to interact over a close-range radio network. It will appear on handheld devices from a number of manufacturers by the end of this year.

If you're a desktop PC user, though, don't think that Bluetooth (with its focus on handheld devices) has nothing to offer you.

One potential advantage of a Bluetooth-enabled desktop is the ability to synchronize data between the home system and a Bluetooth-capable handheld device. For example, you'll be able to keep your contact database up-to-date by syncing your desktop and PDA, without any need for cables or a cradle attachment.