August 1, 2001
Popular demand delays Japanese Bluetooth trial
Author: JT Smith
Will Bluetooth be a big hit? In Japan, at least, that may be the case. Nippon Ericsson said yesterday that its Bluetooth trial, expected to start earlier last month, was delayed due to greater than anticipated public demand. The company had planned to invite 100 users to take part in the test, but received more than 1,500 applications. The trial is being delayed so that the companies -- including Nippon Ericsson and PDA maker Handspring -- can ramp up their efforts to accommodate everyone who wishes to take part. Full story at Network World Fusion.