How did Bluetooth get their name?

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How did Bluetooth tech get that name?
ASKED: January 29, 2008  9:59 PM
UPDATED: February 22, 2008  9:21 PM

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From what I can gather doing some quick research it is named after a Dane Harald Blatand (translated bluetooth) that was responsible for uniting Norway and Denmark when he was king. Known as a master communicator, they developers decided to name the technology after him. Now I say this with the caveat that if this is a lie -several other people told it first.

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  • AmyKucharik
    I'm pretty sure that Carrie's answer is correct. The Wikipedia definition for Harald I has a lot of background information, and if you need further proof, consider the bluetooth logo, Bluetooth logo which superimposes two runes, "Ior" (H) and "beorc" (B), which are Harald's initials.
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