CNet: A new technology that allows handheld devices to share files directly, without the need for a PC, could be on store shelves by the end of the year. Several manufacturers, including Hewlett-Packard, are evaluating ways to use an offshoot of the Universal Serial Bus 2.0 specification called USB On-the-Go. Using it, a person could plug a handheld or digital camera straight into a printer to produce a photo. PDAs also could swap documents directly or back up data by connecting directly to a portable
hard drive. The technology is also expected to be used in cell phones and MP3 players. September 30, 2002, 4:00 AM PT (full story)
My spin: Very intersting technology, but one of those things that you just have to wait to see a) if it developes b) how it reallyworks….
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