One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A standard for the short-range wireless interconnection of mobile phones, computers, and other electronic devices.
- ‘Some printers and digital cameras can connect to computers wirelessly using Bluetooth.’
- ‘Driving that growth was the increasing installation of Bluetooth into mobile phones.’
- ‘This entry brought to you courtesy of Bluetooth and my mobile phone.’
- ‘The key application for Bluetooth is generally notebook to cellular phone connectivity.’
- ‘A high speed urban wireless network based on Bluetooth is launching this week in Manchester.’
Send (a photograph or other piece of data) from one electronic device to another via Bluetooth.‘I just Bluetoothed a batch of pics from my phone to here’
- ‘It was an evening of laughter, giggles, chatting, talking about guys, bluetoothing songs to each other's cells, and snacking on crackers and milk shakes!’
- ‘The mobile music industry needs to make the legal experience of Bluetoothing music user-friendly and fairly priced, so those seeking music won't try to do it illegally.’
- ‘He even Bluetoothed a few photos round the carriage, just to show off.’
- ‘Does anyone know how I can Bluetooth ringtones from my BlackBerry to another phone?’
- ‘That video was Bluetoothed from one phone to another and eventually handed to police.’
- ‘And don't even think about bluetoothing it to Danielle so she can post it on Facebook.’
1990s: said to be named after King Harald Bluetooth (910–85), credited with uniting Denmark and Norway, as Bluetooth technology unifies the telecommunications and computing industries.
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