Palm not missing Bluetooth deadline
My name is David Kammer and I am the lead software engineer for Palm's Bluetooth Project. I wanted to clear up what I believe is a misconception based upon a quote taken out of context. As The Register has properly reported, one of the speakers at Palm Source expressed disappointment that Bluetooth was not going to be in the OS4 release. This is true, however, despite this one person's disappointment, Bluetooth was never planned for the OS4 release. If you think about it, the reason why is obvious. OS4 will probably be released well before the many Bluetooth products hit the market.
Since the goal of Palm is to have excellent interoperability with other Bluetooth devices, it would be unwise of us to finalize a Bluetooth release that has never had a chance to be tested with other mature Bluetooth products. Releasing Bluetooth at the right time will help to ensure that Palm users are able to enjoy the ease of use with Bluetooth that they get throughout the rest of the Palm OS.
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