Up, The Cordless Headsets Are Here!
The big news
coming out of CES is that Cordless Headsets are finally here. Last year some
companies were showing Cordless Headsets, but no one was shipping the goods.
This year, you can actually get the things.
basically three different types available:
Now in reality
BlueTooth and Radio are basically the same.
They both use radio waves to work. Just
like a cordless phone. The big
difference is the radio frequency and the "chip" they use.
The BlueTooth units use the 2.4 gigHz BlueTooth technology.
The other Radio units use a variety of radio frequencies.
The Infra Red
units use the same Infra Red technology that your computers use to talk to other
peripherals using an Infra Red sensor. This
is also the way your remote talks to your TV.
No matter the
technology they use, the great thing is that the units are now starting to ship.
In the coming
months BizNet OnLine will be reviewing different models using the different
On a personal
note, I believe these units will go a long way in getting people to use a hands
free system when talking and driving. Lets
face it. We all see those drivers
out there that are more into their conversation then they are their driving.
We can only hope that getting the phones out of their hands will help.
Ticket. I don't
Need No Stick'in Ticket.... I've got my phone!
As you recall we
have talked about 3G and wap (web enabled) cell phones and doing such things as
paying for gas or a soda electronically with your Cell Phone.
Well the future is just about here.
Alaska air will now let passengers with the right phones get on their
planes using the phones and an electronic boarding pass.
This is a first in the US. In
other parts of the world Deutsche Lufthansa AG is already using a similar
program. In addition to Alaska Air, Horizon Air, a regional carrier
that serves the western U.S. and Canada, has also announced plans to provide the
No More Ericsson
Yes and No ...
has about 10% of the Cell Phone market. Its
manufacturing costs of the Cell Phone division have been putting financial
pressure on the company, so... They
are going to sell off the manufacturing operations to Flextronics International,
which will take over its plants in Brazil, Malaysia, Sweden, U.K. and the United
States. In short, we will still
have Ericsson phones. Another
company will just make them for Ericsson.
It would have been
sad to see the loss of Ericsson phones. They
have some really neat models.
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