Bluetooth SIG is setting up for a launch of Bluetooth 3.0 on April 21st according to SlashGear this morning. This was originally a rumor but they are reporting they have confirmation directly from Bluetooth SIG. The new bluetooth will make use of 802.11 technology to add much greater speed to bluetooth connections.
Originally Posted by SlashGear
Speed is definitely the focus of Bluetooth 3.0. It will make transferring a DVD or music library super fast. Like, just a few seconds fast! As far as specs go, we don’t know much at this point, but we do know it is a Generic Alternate MAC/PHY (AMP), making it so Bluetooth devices can use Wi-Fi speeds. This will also make it possible to use 802.11 radios with the Generic AMP.
And as we reported earlier today, Enhanced Power Control will make dropped connections due to signal blockage less of a problem.