NEC Gets Cell Phone Smart File Downloading Patent

Apple notes it is the 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 […]

Apple notes it is the 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.

Using a cell phone to reduce download costs, NEC’s technology determines availability of networks and, in knowing charing formats (e.g. flat rate for WiFi + broadband v. variable rate for most cell plans), can automatically determine the cheaper path for a file download.

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