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Raspberry Pi 3 launched with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity

 2016-03-01 06:28:29.0

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Bengaluru :�element14, the leading manufacturer of the low cost, credit-card sized computer Raspberry Pi, on Tuesday launched the new faster, more powerful "Raspberry Pi 3 Model B" that comes with built-in wireless LAN and Bluetooth connectivity. The Raspberry Pi board plugs into a computer monitor or TV and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is capable of doing everything you�d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing and playing games. �At $35, the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B offers a higher level of performance than any other Raspberry Pi board on the market,� said Claire Doyle, Global Head of Raspberry Pi at element14, in a statement. The new Raspberry Pi 3 model is built on a new QUAD Core Broadcom processor running at 1.20GHz, a significant increase from 900MHz on the Raspberry Pi 2. It has improved power management and an upgraded switched power source - up to 2.5 amps - to support more powerful external USB devices. With support for Bluetooth Low Energy and wireless LAN, the Raspberry Pi 3 can support new and exciting application areas �out of the box�, such as �Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, streaming to Bluetooth headphones or speakers, Wi-Fi gateways and home cloud storage. �Supported by our growing accessory portfolio, the new Raspberry Pi 3 allows customers to develop specific applications and build new projects - and we can�t wait to see what customers will do with it!� Doyle added. �The new Raspberry Pi opens up even more possibilities for IoT and embedded projects,� noted Eben Upton, CEO of Raspberry Pi Trading. (IANS)

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