This may or may not be the very first announced product with ultra wideband
(UWB), but Freescale Semiconductor is
teaming up with Haier on a new wireless 37-inch LCD TV that uses their version of ultra wideband to wirelessly connect
up to a server containing a set-top cable box. The big deal? UWB has the bandwidth to beam an HDTV signal across a room
(the Haier TV has a range of about 60 feet), which means you'll have at least one less cable to worry about (it should
also give you little more freedom to put your TV wherever you want since it won't be tethered to your cable box). The
TV should be on sale in China by the end of 2005 and hit the US sometime next year.
[Via The Wireless Weblog]