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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,” says 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:
The report, “Bluetooth 2005: The Future is Here,” provides analysis and five-year unit shipment and revenue forecasts for all Bluetooth-enabled products, including those in the PC, communications and consumer electronics segments. The report also contains responses on Bluetooth and wireless headsets from In-Stat’s annual RTS. Brief profiles of major Bluetooth silicon suppliers are also provided.
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