Who would have imagined the name of a Christian Viking King born in 940 A.D. would have been so popular today.
Daily, his name is spoken all over the world by men and women, old and young, the wealthy and the poor and of all races. The funny thing about this, almost all do not even know it!
When Ericsson, Intel and Nokia created a Special Interest group (SIG) to unite their companies to advance a single technology, they needed a code name. Intel’s Jim Kerdach came up with the name. Since he was a history buff he remembered a king who had united Denmark and Norway. Since three large companies where uniting to work on one project it only seemed right to apply the kings name to their technology.
The kings name was Harold Bluetooth. The logo is designed by combining the Nordic symbols of the first letter of the kings first and last name.