Bluetooth now speaks. Bluetooth listens. Bluetooth also comprehends, more or less.
Right from its inception, Bluetooth was a bridge between devices. In the technology-driven world that we live in, that did not cause much consternation.
For people, however, it was a problem. In a flesh-and-blood world, Bluetooth was deaf, dumb, and blind.
But no more. Bluetooth now speaks. Bluetooth listens.
Bluetooth comprehends, more or less. Thanks to CSR and Sensory, Bluetooth will soon make a lot of people happy by integrating speech synthesis and speech recognition. (See Bluetooth headsets to get speech recognition.)
The vocabulary will be small. But nonetheless this is a significant leap forward. Speech tools have been around for what seems like an eternity. It is perhaps an indication of their limitations that Bluetooth has been mute for so long.
CSR's BlueCore5-Multimedia technology had to be a reality as well. Its Xtension program for third-party developers is well conceived and executed.
One wonders what is next up on CSR's agenda. The zero-added-cost GPS solution promised at the beginning of this year seems to be delayed. Personally, I'd like to see an ear bud sized product but I think I'm going to have to wait awhile.