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    matchoow
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    Hey, I was wondering why the U.S. is always so slow with their technology advancements. I was reading that the Bluetooth SIG hasn't caught up in the U.S. as fast as in Europe and Asia. What's the problem with Americans? Can't they see a good thing when it's right there. I've had a Bluetooth phone for about 3 years and am never going to go back to anything other than Bluetooth capabilities. It's the wireless way that combines affordability and quality together into one. Open up your eyes America and jump on the Bluetooth bandwagon.


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    'Toothing' anyone?

    There's a new hobby in the metro and urban areas called 'Toothing'. People leave Bluetooth powered on while on buses and in malls, restaurants - anywhere there is a crowd. Their mobile devices will detect the other Bluetooth devices in the area. People have begun flirting through Bluetooth because it adds a twist to the social scene...you can see how many Bluetooth enabled phones are within about 30 feet of you, but you don't know who the owner of the device is; could be that pretty girl over there, or that horrendously obese guy who's drooling on his own shirt.



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    America is just greedy! Why start selling somthing new when there are millions of people willing to still buy the old stuff. If everyone stopped purchasing things that are out dated they would have no choice but to sell the higher tech things.



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    Alot of the CDMA providers like Verizon don't want bluetooth due to not making some revenue when it does not come from there network.
    My phone is bluetooth Timeport 270c. I got it in fall 2002. Verizon started selling it right away in 2001 if am correct. The bluetooth was but very limited on the phone.
    The best provider gives you a plan with the minutes you need at the right price. The coverage that you need to make calls all the time.



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    Bluetooth is catching on

    There are many people I work with who are interested in cell phone technology and we get together often. We'll all be standing around in a circle, comparing phones, ringtones, wallpapers and features. I've noticed that the users without Bluetooth feel a bit left out at times when the 'toothers are swapping files and address book entries and such.

    When you explain to them that the 'tooth isn't just for playing, you can also use it in conjunction with wireless earbuds, network printers, and even use the 'tooth as a wireless modem if you're in front of a computer without one they're amazed and want to learn more.

    Bluetooth is catching on quite quickly, maybe more slowly than other countries, but the technology travels to countries, states, and cities at varying speed.

    I like to think that by investing in the newer technologies, I'm making the existing technology more affordable for the next guy.



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    Quote Originally Posted by matchoow
    Hey, I was wondering why the U.S. is always so slow with their technology advancements. I was reading that the Bluetooth SIG hasn't caught up in the U.S. as fast as in Europe and Asia. What's the problem with Americans? Can't they see a good thing when it's right there. I've had a Bluetooth phone for about 3 years and am never going to go back to anything other than Bluetooth capabilities. It's the wireless way that combines affordability and quality together into one. Open up your eyes America and jump on the Bluetooth bandwagon.
    It's also the one technology that has recently opened the cellular world to viruses that so far they had been immune to and had plagued the PC world so badly.

    Bluetooth is at present a double edged sword with positive as well as negative potential. Carriers and users are becoming increasingly aware of this.



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    oh yeah man, for series 60 symbian phones, a virus called cabir has been floating through phones via bluetooth and its spread really bad in europe, although the virus itself isnt harmful, its just that one day it might be, and if it spreads so quick then many smartphone users will be screwed, bluetooth is truly a double-edged sword
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    not only on that were u.s is behind. i have globe international philippine sim card (prepaid) which im using for 3 years now! no service provider here in the u.s allowed you to roaming international using a prepaid plan. when i was in the phillipines last nov. most of the service provider there is offering nokia 9300 and 9500. here in the u.s you have to go to internet or ebay to get this kind of phone. nokia 3390 is only use in the u.s and canada 1900mhz, i bring it there and they change something inside in which change the frequency to 900-1800mhz that works in asia and europe. that's how asia is more advance when it comes to cell phone.



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    Quote Originally Posted by matchoow
    Hey, I was wondering why the U.S. is always so slow with their technology advancements. I was reading that the Bluetooth SIG hasn't caught up in the U.S. as fast as in Europe and Asia. What's the problem with Americans? Can't they see a good thing when it's right there. I've had a Bluetooth phone for about 3 years and am never going to go back to anything other than Bluetooth capabilities. It's the wireless way that combines affordability and quality together into one. Open up your eyes America and jump on the Bluetooth bandwagon.
    compared to NTT DoCoMo and the other carriers in Asia and Europe, the US is behind. you need to remember that the US is huge (geographically speaking) and in order to replace all AMPS teowers with the latest in WCDMA or other new tech would be financially exhaustive. a lot of Eurpean and Asian countries are not only small in size, but have few metropolitan cities compared to the US. therefore, it is a lot easier to introducenew tech over there. maybe each US city could be treated like an inndividual country- probably would be impossible bcos of all the bureaucracy invovled



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