The Bluetooth technology was originally designed to be a flexible and efficient cable replacement, but two other usage models are now also supported by the standard. It is now also possible for a group of Bluetooth devices to communicate in a temporary network. When Bluetooth-enabled devices become widespread a third usage model may be realized, namely Bluetooth networking over access points. In order to evaluate the impact of Bluetooth from a market perspective it is absolutely necessary to understand the timing and critical factors of each usage model.

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