Bluetooth 4.0 saving batteries by Christmas

It’s not exactly thrilling news, but the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has nailed down the spec for Bluetooth 4.0 and expects to see it adopt

It’s not exactly thrilling news, but the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has nailed down the spec for Bluetooth 4.0 and expects to see it adopted by mainstream tech by the end of the year.

With low energy technology the “hallmark” feature, we can expect phones, MP3 players and accessories to hold their charge for longer when chatting wirelessly with other gadgets. The SIG claims the ability to “run for years on standard coin-cell batteries,” and says the new standard won’t break the bank, either.

High speed Bluetooth will enable rapid over-the-air transfer of video, music and photos between phones, cameras, PCs and TVs.