According to Network World, LG Electronics is set to launch a new range of LCD and Plasma TV sets featuring Bluetooth wireless networking.
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Unveiling the concept at the IFA electronics show in Berlin yesterday, the company noted that although Bluetooth is common on many portable products like mobile phones and can be used to send audio digitally to a compatible pair of Bluetooth headphones, it also makes it possible to send still images from devices like mobile phones to a TV.
According to the report, the Bluetooth will be “installed in models in LG’s PG7000-series Plasma and LG7000-series LCD sets and will also be included in 7000-series models”.
The report also said that “LG demonstrated the feature with a 50-inch plasma TV that displayed a photo from a camera phone within moments of it being transmitted”.
No prices nor a firm launch date for the new Bluetooth-enabled TVs have been given, but analysts suggest a 2009 launch dat as being the most likely.