April 2, 2001

Microsoft shuts windows on Bluetooth support

Author: JT Smith

eeTimes: "Microsoft Corp. will not support Bluetooth in the next major version of
Windows, executives said this week, portraying the technology as not ready for prime time. Nor will
Windows XP, a version of the operating system aimed broadly at consumer and business users,
adopt the emerging HomeRF wireless local-area network standard. XP instead will use 802.11,
which company managers see as taking off rapidly."
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