Jump to content United States-English
HP.com Home Products and Services Support and Drivers Solutions How to Buy
» Contact HP

HP.com home

Technical Reports


HP Labs

» Research
» News and events
» Technical reports
» About HP Labs
» Careers @ HP Labs
» Worldwide sites
» Downloads
Content starts here

Click here for full text: PDF

“Merolyn the Phone”: A study of Bluetooth naming practices

Kindberg, Tim; Jones, Timothy


Keyword(s): bluetooth; electronic identity; naming; mobile phones

Abstract: This paper reports the results of an in-depth study of Bluetooth naming practices which took place in the UK in August 2006. There is a significant culture of giving Bluetooth names to mobile phones in the UK, and this paper's main contribution is to provide an account of those Bluetooth naming practices, putting them in their social, physical and intentional context. The paper also uncovers how users have appropriated the ways in which Bluetooth, with its relatively short range of about 10-100m, operates between their mobile phones as a partially embodied medium, making it a distinctive paradigm of socially and physically embedded communication. Publication Info: UBICOMP 2007 Ninth Inter Conf Ubiquitous Computing, Innsbruck, Austria, 16-19 September 2007

14 Pages

Back to Index

»Technical Reports

» 2009
» 2008
» 2007
» 2006
» 2005
» 2004
» 2003
» 2002
» 2001
» 2000
» 1990 - 1999

Heritage Technical Reports

» Compaq & DEC Technical Reports
» Tandem Technical Reports
Printable version
Privacy statement Using this site means you accept its terms Feedback to HP Labs
© 2009 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.