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It's Got Teeth!

Bluetooth is here--now figure out what you want it to do for you.

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

We hope you're not sick of hearing about Bluetooth. But you may wonder when it's going to actually arrive in your office. Well, the wait is over. We've flung out our tech lasso and roped in a variety show's worth of Bluetooth devices that are taking advantage of this much-hyped, yet somewhat elusive, wireless technology today.

Because Bluetooth hasn't been hogging headlines as much lately, here's a quick refresher. Named after a 10th century Scandinavian king who united Norway and Denmark, the technology is designed to work at ranges under 10 meters. As such, it doesn't really compete head-to-head with Wi-Fi. It can be considered a complementary technology. For more information, look to the Bluetooth Special Interest Group home page at www.bluetooth.com.

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