Bluetooth SIG has formally adopted the new Bluetooth 3.0. The latest iteration called as Bluetooth 3.0 + HS (stands for High Speed) uses the same 802.11 Wi-Fi protocol which enables it to give a throughput data transfer rate of up to 24Mbps. Bluetooth 3.0, basically creates an ad hoc Wi-Fi connection between devices that feature both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radios, thus making quick transfers and considerably faster than Bluetooth 2.0.
Apart from speed, Bluetooth 3.0 is backward compatible and offers Enhanced Power control for more stable connections and Unicast Connectionless Data for faster transfers at low power.
Bluetooth 3.0 equipped devices will be out in the market by Q4 of this year.
[Via Mike’s Blog]