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ABSTRACT
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Field Of Classi?cation Search .............. .. 455/306,
Methods and Systems that facilitate data delivery to electronic
devices are disclosed, One aspect pertains to data delivery to
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electronic devices that are portable, such as, mobile devices.
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In one embodiment, one mobile device discovers another
mobile device Within its vicinity. The mobile devices can then
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