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HP, 3Com Partner on Notebook Bluetooth Computing

Hewlett-Packard Co. announced an alliance with 3Com Corp., unveiling the third phase of its wireless strategy and enabling customers with simple Bluetooth wireless computing. The agreement will allow HP OmniBook and HP Pavilion notebook PC users to connect to a wide range of computing and telecommunications devices without the need to buy, carry, or connect cables.

HP (www.hp.com) also unveiled its all-in-one notebook PC platform and HP Instant Support for notebook PCs.

HP is partnering with 3Com (www.3com.com) to equip its HP OmniBook and Pavilion notebook PCs with Bluetooth technology for wireless communications. Bluetooth will enable the wireless use of peripherals and telecommunications devices. Bluetooth cards are expected to be available in the fourth quarter.

HP holds Associate status in the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (www.bluetooth.com), a coalition of technology companies that is driving development of the technology and working to bring Bluetooth into the industry as an industry standard. – Isaac Slepner

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