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Symbian to offer Peer to Peer WiFi next year

WiFi connectivity so far has mostly dependendent on a WiFi hotspot or access point. Point to point or peer to peer connectivity for mobile devices today still relies heavily on Bluetooth. Currently the WiFi alliance is completing its specification for WiFi Direct which allows Peer to Peer connectivity. This would definitely offer faster file transfers and open up possibility of WiFi P2P gaming and other peer to peer content delivery over WiFi.

Symbian is looking at implementing this in 2011 and there’s even a implementation guide to do this. So far there isn’t any apps yet but it is expected to make its way by next year. We don’t know why it took so long for WiFi to do this but it is better late than never.

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