Gizmodo mentions Bluetooth EDR, or Enhanced Data Rate. It is supposed to be faster than but backward compatible with plain old Bluetooth (or is it Bluetooth Classic now?).
I’m glad that it’s going to be backwards compatible with oldskool Bluetooth, though honestly I’ve never had an issue with the speed of it. Sure, I’ll have to wait if I’m transfering a multi-meg file to or from my phone. For most things Bluetooth seems to be fast enough. I’m sure that for more advanced uses more bandwidth would be great, but it’s not a deal breaker for me.
I would use a slower Bluetooth device if it connected more reliably and didn’t do the random weird things that Bluetooth devices seem to do at one time or another.
Bluetooth EDR Roundup: