Bluetooth to the Net
September 29, 2004
| || | I have a PalmOne Tungsten T3.
I want to use its Bluetooth capabilities to connect to a cell phone and the Internet. How fast will my connection be?
As long as you have a Bluetooth-enabled phone, this isn't too difficult. But if you'd like to use your own ISP, your data speeds will be slow (about 14.4Kbps). For faster speeds, you'll want to get a data plan from your service provider, which can enable connection speeds of about 56Kbps.
Most current Bluetooth-enabled phones support GPRS data networks, which typically clock in with speeds in the 56K arena. While we'll see faster rates with network upgrades in the future, they're still a couple of years away.
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