It seems that the vendors who
comprise the Bluetooth Special Interest Group couldn't care
less that the warring factions over at rival short-range wireless technology ultra-wideband finally abandoned all hope of reaching a universal IEEE
standard last week. According to Michael Foley, executive director of the SIG, they will work with whichever flavor of
UWB triumphs in the market to ensure interoperability with Bluetooth, but will essentially pick one side over the other
in "helping the market determine the most advantageous solution." The group will take into account such
factors as universality, power consumption, and mobile integration when deciding which proposed standard to cheer and
which one to jeer.