"Linux champion IBM Corp. -- which has become increasingly
intent on making Linux pervasive on every platform from handhelds
to mainframes -- is now bringing the Bluetooth wireless protocol to
the open-source operating system."
"It's time. Bluetooth hasn't really taken off because there
aren't all that many Bluetooth applications," said Daniel Jue,
manager of IBM's AlphaWorks Web site. "We believe Linux will
encourage more developers to write (for Bluetooth)."
"Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology championed by
makers of cell phones, PDAs and other devices. So far, Bluetooth
devices actually shipping have been few and far between. Yet a
growing number of Linux vendors are targeting the embedded market
as a hot investment, thus making a Linux Bluetooth port an