Nokia unveils Bluetooth rival

Nokia unveiled a new short-range wireless technology called Wibree that could work with or rival Bluetooth. Nokia claims the new tech requires a fraction of the power that other radio techs do, so it's ideal for small devices. Nokia suggests that Wibree could be integrated into mobile phones, PCs, small watches or wireless keyboards. Wibree has a 10-meter range and a data rate of 1 megabit per second. Nokia is working to create a final interop spec that it will make available through an open forum. The company says Wibree should launch commercially by Q2 of next year.

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