Staccato's ultrawideband chip will find its way into SK Telecom handsets: The UWB product will support the host of WiMedia protocols and standards, some still under development, and allow a handset to communicate via TCP/IP (WiNet), Bluetooth (version 3.0!), and Certified Wireless USB. This should open tremendous possibilities for a cell phone's interaction with home electronics--hey, it's a remote control!--and PCs, allowing simple transfer, simple network access, and other features.
Today, handling USB, TCP/IP, and Bluetooth requires, at a minimum, a USB jack, a Wi-Fi radio, and a Bluetooth radio. UWB has to develop an entire ecosystem for handsets to have a true need for a UWB radio, and 2007 will tell the tale of whether that ecosystem is more of the Sonoran Desert (lush, but much hidden under the surface) or a riotous Amazon rain forest (gaudier, with more diversity).