July 25, 2001
Motorola spins up a Bluetooth phone
Author: JT Smith
Bluetooth is here! Except, er, it's not really here, but it sure makes for great marketing opportunities. InfoWorld reports that Motorola has started shipping a new phone with Bluetooth capability. The key word here is capability: The phone, which sells for $350 and is only available in a select few U.S. markets, doesn't include Bluetooth out of the box. For that, you'll need to shell out another $299 for a Bluetooth connectivity kit. Instead of calling this model the Timeport, perhaps Motorola should have named it the Don't Bother.