I’ve heard the word Bluetooth being bandied around for some time. Though I know it doesn’t refer to a tooth that’s blue in colour just as a blue moon doesn’t mean that it’s literally blue, I’ve paid scant attention to this technology and what it means.
Yesterday, I discovered how Bluetooth actually works. One of the Sunday School classes in my church had a baking session the week before. One of the teachers had taken some photos of the kids using her camera phone. She wanted to send them to me for updating on the Sunday School blog. As her phone and my temporary Samsung SGH i550 both has Bluetooth, she was able to send the pictures to me in a jiffy.
What, now only you’re learning how to use Bluetooth? Well, what do you expect? My Nokia 3315 is such a dinosaur that it only has a monochrome display and basic functions. I’ve never had such a technological wonder like the i550 to play around with.
For the information of technophobes like myself, here is an extract from wikipedia :
Bluetooth is an industrial specification for wireless personal area networks (PANs). Bluetooth provides a way to connect and exchange information between devices such as mobile phones, laptops, personal computers, printers, GPS receivers, digital cameras, and video game consoles over a secure, globally unlicensed short-range radio frequency.
Another definition by what-is-what.com :
Bluetooth is a wireless protocol- a method by which devices can communicate without a physical connection such as a cable.
On why is Bluetooth named such, from wikipedia :
Bluetooth was named after a late tenth century king, Harald Bluetooth, King of Denmark and Norway. He is known for his unification of previously warring tribes from Denmark (including now Swedish Scania, where the Bluetooth technology was invented), and Norway. Bluetooth likewise was intended to unify different technologies, such as personal computers and mobile phones.
Picture taken with i550
I took the above picture of our Sunday School teachers meeting with the i550 and ….
showed off the high tech phone to them.
More on the i550′s recording function :
My church is organising a Parents’ Day gathering on 25 May and as part of the program, we’re going to run pre-recorded messages by children addressed to their parents. Yesterday I used the i550 to record snippets of the children which will be compiled for playback on that day. It’s really cool.