Bluetooth-enabled phone and computer
Question : I'm considering a cell phone as a gift for my brother and have seen
Bluetooth mentioned as a feature in quite a few of them. Are there benefits to
having Bluetooth in a cell phone beyond connecting to a wireless headset?
Answer : Bluetooth is a wireless technology that replaces cables for
short-range connections between devices, like a hand-held organizer and a
printer or a computer and a cordless mouse. The ability to use a wireless
headset -- which eliminates the need for an earpiece linked by a tangled wire
-- is one obvious advantage to a phone with built-in Bluetooth ability, but
there are other benefits as well.
Over the years, wireless phones gained the ability to take photographs as
well as to send and receive mail and other files. Having a Bluetooth
connection in the phone makes it possible to print photos and files on a
Bluetooth-equipped printer without having to link it to a computer or printer
by cable. You can also transfer files wirelessly between a Bluetooth-enabled
phone and computer.
Some phones can also use a Bluetooth connection to synchronize address
books and calendar data stored on a computer, which can save a lot of
repetitive taps on the phone's keyboard to enter information that is already
on the PC or Macintosh.