Bluetooth Origin

Bluetooth Origin


Bluetooth technology got its name from a 10th-century king, King Harald Gormsson (Bluetooth).


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The name dates back more than a millennia to King Harald "Bluetooth" Gormsson who was well known for two things;

*Uniting Denmark and Norway in 958.

*His dead tooth, which was a dark blue/grey color, and earned him the nickname Bluetooth.

In 1996, three industry leaders, Intel, Ericsson, and Nokia, met to plan the standardization of this short-range radio technology to support connectivity and collaboration between different products and industries.

During this meeting, Jim Kardach from Intel suggested Bluetooth as a temporary code name. Kardach was later quoted as saying, "King Harald Bluetooth…was famous for uniting Scandinavia just as we intended to unite the PC and cellular industries with a short-range wireless link."

Bluetooth was only intended as a placeholder until marketing could come up with something really cool.


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