The Bluetooth SIG just announced the new features of Bluetooth 4.0. Instead of focusing on speed, they chose to make this release extremely energy efficient.
How efficient is Bluetooth 4.0? Apparently, it’s so efficient that it could run for years on a tiny lithium battery. Now that’s efficient!
Bluetooth 4.0 Features
- Ultra-low peak, average and idle mode power consumption
- Ability to run for years on standard coin-cell batteries
- Low cost
- Multi-vendor interoperability
- Enhanced range
Engadget speculates that they expect to see hardware supporting Bluetooth 4.0 as soon as Q4 of 2010.