In a DoCoMo shop the other day, I saw the infrared on new phones there, my
ancient P201i (purchased all the way back in summer 2001) doesn't have
so a little research later, I found the standards were proposed in 1997 by
the Infrared Data Association (IrDA)http://www.irda.org/ and backed by
Ericsson, Matsushita/Panasonic, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, Puma, and
TU-KA - among other who have joined since.
Some design guidelines are here: http://www.irda.org/design/index.asp
I guess the real question is how to make money on infrared, since it
eliminates the middleman (DoCoMo), they probably aren't going to tell you.
Outside of nifty point-of-sale features, is anyone doing anything
interesting with this?
[mailto:keitai-l-bounce_at_appelsiini.net]On Behalf Of Al
Sent: Sunday, January 06, 2002 10:28 AM
Subject: (keitai-l) infrared port use on i-mode phones
What can one do with the infrared port on the i-mode phone? Is it similar
to the Palm, i.e. beam a phone number, beam a "free" memo, etc?
Can one beam any content? A web page for example, to avoid download
Can one beam an application? I wonder if their are any applications like
Wideray of SF set up in Japan. http://www.wideray.com/ Seems to me that
folks are concerned about the docomo download charge. Beamed content may
Thanks for the info..
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