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As it turns out, Bluetooth technology is named after a 10th-century Scandinavian king. Harald “Blatand” Gormsson was a Viking king who united the tribes of Denmark and Norway. His nickname Blatand, which literally translates from Danish to “Bluetooth”. An Intel representative Jim Kardach suggested the name and his reasoning was that like the king who united Scandinavia, Bluetooth intended to unite the PC and cellular industries.


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