The Origin of Bluetooth

Thursday, January 18, 2007

You might be wondering why this wireless technology was named Bluetooth and you might ask where did this funny name come from? Did it come from the inventor who had a tooth with blue color?

The real answer is the word ‘Bluetooth’ came from the 10th century king of Denmark and Norway, Harald Blatand. The name ‘Blatand’ was loosely translated as Bluetooth. So, what is the relevancy between the king’s name and wireless technology? The king did great deeds by forming unification of Norway and Denmark (including Sweden, where Bluetooth technology was initially introduced).

bluetooth logo, bluetooth, wireless, wireless logoBased on this philosophy, Bluetooth was invented with the purpose to unite different kind of devices such as cell phones, laptops, PC’s, digital cameras, printers, PDAs, MP3 players, and other wireless enabled devices.

The Bluetooth Logo

If you notice at the Bluetooth logo, it is like designed from the combination of two letters which are a 'B' and a reverse 'K'. But it actually is a mix of two Nordic runes (ancient alphabet), they are similar to modern Latin H (Haglaz) bluetooth haglaz, haglaz logo and B (Berkanan) bluetooth berkanan, berkanan logo.

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