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Raspberry Pi 3 Adds Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Raspberry Pi 3 Adds Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

The new Raspberry Pi, the most popular British-made computer to date, has been revealed with new features including wi-fi and Bluetooth.

The updated Raspberry Pi has been unveiled, featuring a faster 64-bit processor and built-in wi-fi and Bluetooth connections. The new model arrives alongside news that the Pi has overtaken sales of previous best-selling personal computer, Amstrad PWC.

"We're calling it," said the Raspberry Pi project founder Eben Upton. "We're the best-selling UK computer ever."

A "few hundred thousand units" will be available from today in online stores for $35 (£30).

"The two main things that people do with their Pi are use it as a PC replacement or use it as an embedded computer," said Mr Upton.

"The Pi 3 is doubling down on both those things rather than going looking for new things to do."

The Pi 3 has a 50% performance improvement on the Pi 2 thanks to its 64-bit processor.

Upton added that hobbyists using the microcomputer as a hub for smart home gadgets will now have the ability to use Bluetooth to link devices and sensors together.

He said: "This is the first Pi you can stick behind your TV and completely forget about."


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