Enhanced wireless handset, including direct handset-to-handset communication mode

  • US 7,885,684 B2
  • Filed: 03/17/2010
  • Issued: 02/08/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/15/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for short-range wireless communication between an object and an apparatus, the method comprising:

  • transmitting an inquiry message to the object to determine whether the object is within a short-range wireless communication area of the apparatus, wherein the inquiry message is transmitted over a first network within the short-range wireless communication area during a call over a second network different from the first network while maintaining the call;

    detecting a response from the object to the inquiry message via a channel of the first network, wherein the response is received via the channel based on an availability setting at the object;

    generating a list that includes the object based on detecting the response therefrom; and

    displaying the list identifying the object detected within the short-range wireless communication area of the apparatus.

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