How Bluetooth got its name?
“Bluetooth” is named after tenth-century king Harald Bluetooth. He united different Danish tribes into a single kingdom.
As per the history records, he had introduced Christianity as well.
Jim Kardach, engineer from Intel, proposed this name in 1997. He has developed a system that would allow mobile phones to communicate with computers.
He suggested this name while he was reading a historical novel “The Long Ships” , written by Frans G. Bengtsson. This book is about Vikings and King Harald Bluetooth. As per him, just like Harald had united Denmark, the new technology would unite different devices, hence the name Bluetooth.
Bluetooth unities multiple devices through one universal standard with communications protocols. Interestingly, the name ‘Flirt’ was also proposed to suggest that devices got close without touching.