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Mike Temporale
01-05-2006, 05:45 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060104/tc_nm/nokia_bluetooth_dc;_ylt=Apkx_1epg0TaDUqY45AyWsBT.3QA;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl' target='_blank'>http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060104/tc_nm/nokia_bluetooth_dc;_ylt=Apkx_1epg0TaDUqY45AyWsBT.3QA;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCUl</a><br /><br /></div><i>"The world's top handset maker Nokia sees global Bluetooth mobile phone sales rising 65 percent year-on-year in 2006 as the short-range radio technology gains popularity, the company said on Wednesday. "The Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone market grew to 133 million units in 2005 and we expect it to grow to 220 million units in 2006," Razvan Olosu, Vice President of Mobile Enhancements at Nokia, said in a statement. Nokia said last month it expected global handset sales to grow more than 10 percent in 2006 from around 780 million units last year."</i><br /><br />This isn't much of a surprise. Bluetooth has quickly become the must have feature on a mobile phone; even if you don't know what Bluetooth is. I can't tell you how many times I've been talking with people about what phone they should get, and they always ask if it has Bluetooth. None of them seem to know what it is, just that their phone should have it. :lol:

Jerry Raia
01-06-2006, 12:04 AM
They had better make it more user friendly if they want that to happen. Other than with a headset most of us in here have BT pairing horror stories and we like this stuff!