Bluetooth Special Interest Group(SIG): Bluetooth 3.0
Official word from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group(SIG), plans to officially announce 802.11-based Bluetooth 3.0 on April 21. It's designed to expand home entertainment and consumer electronics.
According to the news, the new spec combines Bluetooth's low-power, frequency hoping specification with the new high-speed transfer via 802.11 standards. A Generic Alternate MAC/PHY will enable Bluetooth profiles to take advantage of 802.11 speeds. The 802.11 Protocol Adaption Layer (PAL) will enable the Generic AMP feature to be used with an 802.11 radio.
Reportedly, the spec will features, dramatically increased speeds, with large video files transfer, music collection and photo libraries wirelessly within second. A new feature called Enhanced Power Control(EPC) also reduces the incidence of disconnects caused by movement such as placing a phone in a pocket or purse.
More details of Bluetooth 3.0 should be made public on April 21st. Bluetooth operates in the unlicensed 2.4 GHz spectrum, unlike UltraWideBand which can be all over the place(3.1-10.6GHz)