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Intel launches Bluetooth-killer

Link your mouse to a PC using a Wi-Fi network

Intel plans to challenge Bluetooth short-range wireless spec with a new wireless technology called Wi-Fi PAN.

The technology, which was developed by Ozmo Devices, will allow peripherals including wireless headsets, keyboards and mice to be connected to laptops and mobile phones through a standard Wi-Fi network, removing the need for a separate Bluetooth antenna.

Ozmo Devices said Wi-Fi PAN operates at a similar nine-metre range to Bluetooth but claims data transfer rates are three times faster 9Mb per sec.

Wi-Fi PAN is expected to be made available to consumers next year.


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