BlueTorrent: Cooperative Content Sharing for Bluetooth Users

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Executive Summary

People wish to enjoy their everyday lives in various ways, among which entertainment plays a major role. In order to improve lifestyle with more ready access to entertainment content, the authors propose BlueTorrent, a P2P file sharing application based on ubiquitous Bluetooth enabled devices such as PDAs, cellphones and smart phones. Using BlueTorrent, people can share audio/video contents as they move about shopping malls, airports, subway stations etc. BlueTorrent poses new challenges caused by limited bandwidth, short communications range, mobile users and variable population density.

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