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Method and apparatus for replicating information onto a cellular telephone

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000030252D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Aug-03
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Aug-03

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for replicating information from a computer system (such as a personal computer) onto a cellular phone. This invention may be used to upload data streams into a cellular phone for a variety of purposes, such as upgrade of firmware, address book data, emergency contact information, synchronization of the internal clock, and so forth. According to the present invention, a simple low cost way is provided to (preferably) medium function cellular phone devices (i.e., those not implementing TCP/IP, Bluetooth or other advanced communication protocols), by establishing a dedicated point-to-point connection between a cellular phone and a computer system. This is accomplished by establishing a dedicated connection over the public switched telephone service, and then entering a transfer protocol between a computer and a cellular phone.