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News Burst: Bluetooth in danger - Report

Bluetooth, the wireless technology on a chip, will see gargantuan growth over the next six years but could be scuppered by over zealous organisations trying to mould the technology for their own purposes. So says a report out Wednesday from global research firm Frost & Sullivan.

Bluetooth, the wireless technology on a chip, will see gargantuan growth over the next six years but could be scuppered by over zealous organisations trying to mould the technology for their own purposes. So says a report out Wednesday from global research firm Frost & Sullivan.

The report predicts that sales of Bluetooth products will rocket from $0 in 1999 to $36.7m in 2000, reaching $699.2m by 2006. The widespread industry support for the technology -- there are more than 1300 companies in the Bluetooth SIG -- may lead to interoperability problems threatening the standard, says the report.

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