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Display Holiday Based On Country Code

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010435D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Dec-02
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Dec-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Mark Besharat: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This publication describes the idea of an electronic product with the capability of making phone call, to contain a database of all or most countries' holiday and to display current holiday of a country every time a phone call is made to that country.

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Display Holiday Based On Country Code

 

 

Authors:        � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Mark Besharat

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Abstract

This publication describes the idea of an electronic product with the capability of making phone call, to contain a database of all or most countries' holiday and to display current holiday of a country every time a phone call is made to that country.

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The issue:

People living in different countries need to communicate and work together for a variety of reasons. Therefore when an international call has not been answered, it would be nice to know the reason. One of the reasons could be due to a holiday in the country where the call is placed to.

The proposed solution:

For electronic devices with calling capabilities to include a database of official (possibly including unofficial) holidays of all or some of the countries.� Information in his database can be available to all or some of the applications running on that device.

When an international call is made, by using the unique code of the called country (country code), the device will access the holiday database for that specific country and will show (or announce in audio if display is not available) a notice screen displaying the holiday for the caller to view.� In advanced phones with detailed address book the country information (country name) can be extracted from the address book as w...