Posted Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 07:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery
Looks like audio streaming and wireless transfers are just the beginning.
Broadcom has announced in a press release that the new line of LG televisions will be shipping with Bluetooth capabilities, letting the TV interact with a cell phone or headset. Initially, the technology will enable users to transfer digital media such as pictures and music to the television, as well as stream audio to a Bluetooth capable headset.
More features are coming soon though, and Broadcom sees some exciting things on the horizonm including letting the cell phone act as a remote control, or even a QWERTY keyboard. This could open many options for future widgets, as they won’t have to limit the application to what can be controlled by a standard remote.
“The increasing adoption of Broadcom Bluetooth technology into digital televisions and other consumer electronics devices is driving an emerging connectivity ecosystem,” said Craig Ochikubo, Vice President & General Manager at Broadcom “[this is] allowing existing products with Bluetooth connectivity like cell phones and wireless headsets to play new roles”
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