HP, 3Com Partner on Notebook Bluetooth Computing
- By Scott Bekker
Hewlett-Packard Co. announced an alliance with 3Com Corp.,
unveiling the third phase of its wireless strategy and enabling customers with
simple Bluetooth wireless computing. The agreement will allow HP OmniBook and
HP Pavilion notebook PC users to connect to a wide range of computing and
telecommunications devices without the need to buy, carry, or connect cables.
HP (www.hp.com) also
unveiled its all-in-one notebook PC platform and HP Instant Support for
HP is partnering with 3Com (www.3com.com)
to equip its HP OmniBook and Pavilion notebook PCs with Bluetooth technology
for wireless communications. Bluetooth will enable the wireless use of
peripherals and telecommunications devices. Bluetooth
cards are expected to be available in the fourth quarter.
HP holds Associate status in the Bluetooth Special Interest
Group (www.bluetooth.com), a coalition
of technology companies that is driving development of the technology and
working to bring Bluetooth into the industry as an industry standard. – Isaac Slepner
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.