|Definition||:||from the epithet of the tenth-century king Harald “Bluetooth”|
|Category||:||Technology » Communication|
What does Bluetooth mean?
Bluetooth is a open wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances from fixed and mobile devices. The name Bluetooth is from Harald Blåtand (Bluetooth), the tenth-century king of Denmark and parts of Norway who united dissonant Danish tribes into a single kingdom. The implication is that Bluetooth does the same with communications protocols, uniting them into one universal standard.