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Blue Prints

What's in the plan for wireless printing?

This story appears in the May 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Want to print those e-mails piling up on your cell phone or PDA? Bluetooth printers promise to expedite wireless printing around offices. The next challenge is to turn the Internet into a universal "printer cable" so you can get hard copies from your handheld when you're on the road, says IDC analyst Jennifer Thorwart.

Zenographics, for one, is building alliances for a free MobilePrint subscription service to let you redirect your e-mails, attachments and Web content to Internet-connected printers and fax machines in locations such as hotels and print shops. For now, you can log on to the company's Web site ( and send your content (via an ActiveX client download) to a fax machine or printer attached to a PC you control.

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