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Tethering

RIM says PlayBook is still ‘great’ without tethered BlackBerry smartphone

January 17th, 2011

One of the biggest criticisms of RIM’s upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook so far is the tablet’s need to be tethered to a BlackBerry smartphone in order to perform certain functions. Specifically, the PlayBook must be connected wirelessly to a BlackBerry smartphone in order to access PIM-related functions such as calendar, contacts and memos. The tablet also …

T-Mobile announces new promotional plans, Wi-Fi tethering

November 12th, 2010

T-Mobile announced Friday the addition of several new plan features to its portfolio. First up, the addition of two promotional Even More plans that bring unlimited Web, unlimited texting and unlimited mobile to mobile calling in two different packages: •Even More® Individual 1,500 Talk + Text + Web plan for $79.99/mo. •Even More® Family Plan …

Motorola DROID 2 to get profiles, USB tethering via update

November 10th, 2010

According to a well connected Android enthusiast with a solid track record, Motorola’s DROID 2 is on the verge of a software update that will bring with it some solid new functionality. While no information is currently available along the lines of a release date for the new OS build, two attractive new features have …

T-Mobile to debut tethering plan on November 3rd, $14.99

October 26th, 2010

Listen up T-Mobile tetherers, we’ve just been sent in some intel that indicates America’s fourth largest carrier will begin to offer/charge for tethering on November 3rd. The Tethering and Wi-Fi Sharing Add-On, which will have a monthly cost of $14.99, will allow customers to use their smartphones as a tethered modem or Wi-Fi hotspot. Starting …

T-Mobile releases statement about G2, Wi-Fi Calling, and tethering

October 13th, 2010

Yesterday, news broke that T-Mobile would be releasing an update to their G2 handset; bringing Wi-Fi Calling and mobile hotspot creation to the Android 2.2 device. Today, T-Mobile has released a statement that doesn’t exactly refute the rollout of said update, but it certainly doesn’t make us confident that it will be hitting the G-Deuce …

Windows Phone 7 will not be able to tether after all

September 24th, 2010

In an interview on TWiT podcast Windows Weekly, Director of Windows Phone 7 Brandon Watson indicated that his company’s new mobile operating system would have the ability to tether; it would just be up to carriers to allow it. Well, a spokesperson from Microsoft just contacted us indicating that Mr. Watson misspoke and the official …

Windows Phone 7 will have the ability to tether

September 23rd, 2010

At launch, Windows Phone 7 won’t be able to copy and paste, but it will be able to tether. According to Brandon Watson, Director of Windows Phone 7, Microsoft’s next mobile operating system will have the ability to provide your computer with cellular data connectivity, assuming your carrier allows it. The tip was dropped during …

Motorola DROID doesn't… have the hardware to support mobile hotspot creation

August 2nd, 2010

The Motorola DROID is scheduled to get a much anticipated update to the Android 2.2 operating system sometime this week. However, one of the features that Android 2.2 users enjoy, mobile hotspot creation, will not be available to original DROID loyalists. Speaking to Engadget, Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney said that the first DROID, “doesn’t have …

Turn your EVO 4G into a free Wi-Fi hotspot

June 7th, 2010

Sprint’s announcement that it was going to charge customers $30 per month to turn their EVO 4G into a Wi-Fi hotspot was met with a lot of criticism, but as the saying goes, good things come to those who wait. A weekend update made the popular android-wifi-tether app now allows EVO owners to tether over …