Getting my geriatric laptop to play with whichever Wi-Fi network I'm using is always an adventure. Almost as fun as trying to pair my wireless headphones with the machine's non-existent Bluetooth connection. If only there were a single dongle to do both—easily.
Yesterday we saw the Samsung Wave from afar, today we get our first close look at Samsung's first Bada-powered handset. The Wave is indeed the S8500, the first handset to receive Bluetooth SIG certification for the new Bluetooth 3.0 standard.
Have you heard? Bluetooth 3.0 sounds like a fantasy spec: Wi-Fi speeds, faster response time and more efficient power usage. Here's a quick primer on Bluetooth and why Bluetooth 3.0 is going to rock face.
A much faster version of Bluetooth is on the way, and officials with the Bluetooth Special Interest Group say products using the wireless protocol may be on the market as early as 2007. The next-generation Bluetooth is said to operate at similar distances (around 30 feet, best case) to today's Bluetooth 2.0 but is a…