Jabra working closely with RIM, HTC and Asus

Digitimes is reporting that well known Bleutooth headsets device maker Jabra is working closely with HTC, RIM, Asus to bundle BT headset with future phones for example.

GN has produced a Bluetooth headset for HTC for global sales on an OEM basis, and also cooperated with Dopod in the China market on bundled sales, Li noted.

In addition, GN and Asustek are cooperating in regional bundled sales with the scope of the cooperation extending from handsets to PC systems, Li added.

The penetration rate of Bluetooth headsets in the global headset market currently averages 9% worldwide, but is up to 20% in the US market, Li said citing data compiled by GN.

Hopefully this means that future smartphone have better bluetooth support as this is still a big problem on all platforms especially Windows Mobile depending on which BT Stack (MS or Broadcom) is on the device.

Source: Digitimes

HTC updates Bluetooth security fix to include more models


More than two weeks ago, HTC released a patch fixing some security issues with their own bluetooth drivers found on the Touch HD/Diamond/Pro. Today the support page was updated with the following :

Hotfix to enhance the security mechanism of Bluetooth service for HTC Touch Diamond/Touch Pro/Touch HD/Touch 3G/Touch Cruise/S740.
This hotfix enhances the security mechanisms of the Bluetooth service to make the Bluetooth communication more secure.

So it now looks like the Touch 3G/Cruise/S740 were also affected by this problem and have now been fixed.

Head over here to download it