World's first ZigBee phone unveiled


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ZigBee could bring wireless connectivity to billions of electronics devices, but some in the industry believe that the world isn't ready for a ZigBee handset just yet

South Korean mobile partnership Pantech&Curitel claims to have made history this week by launching the first handset to support ZigBee.

ZigBee is an emerging low-power networking standard which could allow any device containing a microprocessor to be given a wireless network connection -- letting it be remotely controlled or act as a sensor.

Experts, such as Ethernet creator Bob Metcalfe, believe ZigBee could be massive within a few years. At present, though, it awaits ratification as a standard.

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