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(keitai-l) Re: Wireless P2P?

From: Sam Joseph <gaijin_at_yha.att.ne.jp>
Date: 11/11/02
Message-ID: <3DCEEEDD.4050709_at_yha.att.ne.jp>
Evan Owens wrote:

>Anyone know of any interesting keitai-based wireless P2P projects either
>here or abroad?  Anything where the handsets communicate via IR or
>BlueTooth.
>
>You know, like a really souped-up Love Getty or something.
>  
>
There is a company called Skyley http://www.skyley.com which has this 
goal in mind, but unfortunately achieveing this kind of thing through 
keitai is diffficult because the phone network providers have a vested 
interest in making your packets run through a base station.  I believe 
there is some discussion of this in the final section of:

http://www.legamedia.net/legamall/2002/02-09/0209_joseph_sam_p2p_03.php

The Japanese P2P group Jnutella's avowed aim is to get real p2p working 
over keitai, but are still stuck on waiting for the right kind of 
hardware.  There is as yet, nothing that gives developers a programmatic 
interface for direct handset-handset communication (i.e. not through the 
base station).  Which is a shame because it would be very interesting if 
there was.  E.g.

http://www.japaninc.com/mag/comp/2001/06/jun01_filter_pop.html

CHEERS> SAM
Received on Mon Nov 11 01:39:05 2002