Toshiba Corp and Fujitsu Ltd each have developed a new mobile phone with connectivity based on “Bluetooth,” a technology specification for short-range radio links, and received the Bluetooth logo certification needed for their sales of the phones. Their movement is believed to be directed at the Japanese market. There are not many Bluetooth-enabled cell phones in the Japanese market — Sony Corp launched the “C413S” in 2001 and Sharp Corp already offers a PDA terminal and a PHS terminal based on Bluetooth.
Toshiba’s equipment features the chipset “MSM6100″ designed by US Qualcomm Inc for cell phones used in the CDMA2000 system. Within the equipment, the baseband processing, such as Bluetooth communications link control, is assigned to a Bluetooth core that has been installed beforehand in the MSM6100. As it includes profiles such as a dial-up connection, hands-free communications, and object push, the equipment is justifiably regarded as aimed at connections with a notebook and use within a car. Continue >>