Texas Instruments recently announced that their latest Bluetooth IC has passed the qualification for Bluetooth specification v2.0 and enhanced data rate (EDR). This takes the technology up to 3 Mbits/s. In theory, that sounds great. Faster is always better right?
But this leads me to believe that they are aiming at some of the emerging applications, like wireless headphones and speakers, etc., and not the ones that are already established today, like headsets for cell phones.
My issue with this announcement is that speed is not the issue here. Bluetooth is still not easy enough to use. I still can't get my PDA to sync with my desktop, and at this point, I've given up. I've certainly invested more time than a typical end user would.
My advice to the Bluetooth community, particularly if you're looking to enable new applications, is to get the software to work first, then worry about higher data rates.