While mobile handsets are expected to account for approximately two-thirds of the Bluetooth devices that will ship in 2002, and cordless headsets will also be a growing category, Allied Business Intelligence's (ABI) new Bluetooth report notes that there are significant opportunities for Bluetooth semiconductor vendors in other markets, especially computing.

ABI projects that computing devices will account for 21 percent of all Bluetooth-enabled devices that will ship in 2003, with a 27 percent share by 2007. The coming wave of Bluetooth cordless input devices including mice and keyboards will be an important factor in driving PC OEMs to embed Bluetooth functionality. Cordless computing peripherals have shown tremendous growth in recent years and Bluetooth will increasingly displace IrDA and proprietary RF technologies as Bluetooth chipsets continue to drive down the cost curve and exhibit improved power efficiency.