Apple has released its Bluetooth preview software.

Bluetooth is an emerging wireless networking standard designed to enable computers and peripherals to communicate with each other at speeds up to 1Mbps over short distances – about 30 feet or less. PDAs, mobile phones, printers, and other devices are beginning to support the standard. Bluetooth-enabled computers can communicate with each other, too.

At last month’s Macworld Expo, Tokyo, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that the company would start supporting Bluetooth in April. The first steps are releases of the Bluetooth software, and a Bluetooth USB Adapter – a device manufactured by DLink that enables any USB-equipped Macintosh to communicate with other Bluetooth-equipped devices.

Apple is selling the DLink adapter directly from its own Apple Store Web site. Mac OS X 10.1.3 or later is required to use Bluetooth preview software.