Gartner Research

Bluetooth 4.0 Will Drive a New Wave of Mobile and Wireless Applications

Published: 08 June 2012

ID: G00234993

Analyst(s): Mark Hung

Summary

Bluetooth 4.0, with its low-power capabilities and open software architecture, will deliver on new applications and user experiences for smartphones, tablets, PCs and consumer electronics devices.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

  • Enhancements to BT4.0 will make it a feeder technology for the personal cloud technology, creating new opportunities for technology providers
  • Accelerated adoption for BT4.0 as a result of Apple's broad support will leave laggard adopters among technology providers at a competitive disadvantage
  • The eventual replacement of one-way user interface devices by BT4.0's two-way communication capabilities will push technology providers to choose between the two

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