Ericsson helped develop Bluetooth, and has played an important role in the growth and adoption of the technology. And so it is somewhat alarming to read (http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1103_2-5327431.html) that Ericsson has shut down the 125 person division that was responsible for its Bluetooth work. Ericsson still plans to include Bluetooth support in products, so this may be nothing more than a reorg. And if Ericsson really did step back from its leadership role in the Bluetooth world, it is unlikely to really impact the technology at this point. Still, this is somewhat disconcerting.

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