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Although everyone expected iPhone 5, Apple decided to Announce iPhone 4S

Apple iPhone 4SFinally, the moment that everyone was waiting for: The release of the next-generation iPhone device (well, sort of). The rumors circulating around the web never ceased to change opinions about what kind of handset Apple would release next. Well I’m here to put those rumors to rest. Here are the facts!

About few hours ago, Apple announced the all-new iPhone 4S at their “Let’s talk iPhone” keynote in Cupertino, California. This was not a shocking surprise to many; however, the lack of the expected iPhone 5 sure did catch their attention. It was originally rumored that Apple would release a lower-end handset and a higher end (upgrade). What ended up happening?

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Bluetooth 4.0 technology set to be released this year

Bluetooth 4.0Last week during All Hands Meeting in Seattle, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group announced the upcoming Bluetooth Core Specification Version 4.0.

Expected to be launched in Q2, Bluetooth 4.0 technology will have a “powerful low energy mode designed to enable expansion of the technology in m-health, sports and fitness, security and home entertainment scenarios where button-cell battery devices proliferate”.

If classic Bluetooth offers a range of 10 metres, the new one will range 60 metres or more, that’s why this will be one of the innovations product of the year.

Bluetooth 4.0 enhances 3 technologies in 1: classic Bluetooth technology, Bluetooth low energy technology and Bluetooth high speed technology.

Bluetooth v4.0 throws open the doors to a host of new markets for Bluetooth manufacturers and products such as watches, remote controls, and a variety of medical and in-home sensors.  Many of these products run on button-cell batteries that must last for years versus hours and will also benefit from the longer range enabled by this new version of the Bluetooth specification. Specifically, Bluetooth v4.0 is cited to have significant impact on the fitness, healthcare and environmental control industries.

Samples of sensors using Bluetooth 4.0 technology will be available before June 30, 2010. It will equip electronic devices by the end of this year(2010) or beginning of the next one, 2011.


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