PatentMonkey: NEC Gets Cell Phone Smart File Downloading Patent

PatentMonkey: NEC Gets Cell Phone Smart File Downloading Patent – Apple notes it is the only player one of two players in WiFi enabled smart phones offering expanded reach when cell coverage is, well, not so good. This week, NEC was issued a related patent on wirelessly downloading files by selecting between cellular or WiFi networks reminding us that the iPhone is going to launch with so many cool features, and will most happily step on some toes in doing so. NEC has been working a bit with WiFi enabled cell phone technologies. Details on the latest after the jump… (more…) [CrunchGear]
PatentMonkey: NEC Gets Cell Phone Smart File Downloading Patent

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Apple notes it is the only player one of two players in WiFi enabled smart phones offering expanded reach when cell coverage is, well, not so good. This week, NEC was issued a related patent on wirelessly downloading files by selecting between cellular or WiFi networks reminding us that the iPhone is going to launch with so many cool features, and will most happily step on some toes in doing so.

NEC has been working a bit with WiFi enabled cell phone technologies. Details on the latest after the jump… (more…)

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