The New York Times reports on the progress and promise of ultrawideband: The technology is still a few years from appearing in a significant way in electronic devices. The standards battle between two competing groups is not to be underestimated though, and could slow the progress even more. Also, Wi-Fi could steal some potential market share because it's already widely used and the chips are inexpensive, even though it's slower than ultrawideband. However, ultrawideband has Bluetooth's struggles working in its favor. If Bluetooth continues to falter, the gap in the market will be a great opportunity.