You’re quite right, Bluetooth is a wireless technology.
I actually have mixed feelings about it, because my early experiences with it … well, to be frank, they sucked. But I hear things are getting better.
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Bluetooth is a short-distance wireless technology. Short distance I believe is defined as around 10 feet. For example in your case you might be able to purchase a Bluetooth wireless headset that will work with your phone. Very nifty in concept, and I know of several people who’re quite happy with that.
Some phones use Bluetooth to connect to your PC for data synchronization or for using your cell phone as a modem. Therein lies my earlier suckage. My old Nokia 3650 cell phone used Bluetooth for this purpose. Now, it might well have been a Windows related issue, but the synchronization connection was very touchy and difficult to establish, and I never was able to get the phone to act
as a modem.
When I changed cellular carriers I also changed phones … I now have a Treo 600 which uses a good, old-fashioned and reliable cable. The Treo 650, which just came out, is now Bluetooth enabled, and I’ve been hearing good things about it as well, so perhaps things have gotten better.
One place I am relatively happy with Bluetooth is my wireless keyboard and mouse, which both use it. Well … except that after playing a certain on-line game for too long, the Bluetooth controller locks up and I have to reboot my system.
So I guess you could say that my experience with Bluetooth has been spotty, at best. But it’s promising technology, and I think it’s just taking a while for the bugs and issues to be worked out.