Bluetooth High Speed: you got your Bluetooth in my WiFi!

LogoCall me a purist, but I’ve looked upon Bluetooth solely as a short-range replacement for wired devices while I use WiFi to manhandle big honkin’ amounts of data all throughout the house. What if these two merged together like peanut butter and chocolate a lá a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup? Would the outcome be sinfully packed with delicious data packets?It will if the Bluetooth SIG is to be trusted, and if you can’t believe them on all things Bluetooth, who can you trust? Bluetooth High Speed should surface next year and combine the best of both worlds: small amounts of data would move via lower powered Bluetooth, while larger bits would intelligently route through faster WiFi. According to the SIG:

“What we’re doing is taking classic Bluetooth connections – using Bluetooth protocols, profiles, security and other architectural elements – and allowing it to jump on top of the already present 802.11 radio, when necessary, to send bulky entertainment data, faster. When the speed of 802.11 is overkill, the connection returns to normal operation on a Bluetooth radio for optimal power management and performance.”

(via Wi-Fi Networking News)