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Say sayonara to tethering with Windows Phone 7

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Say sayonara to tethering with Windows Phone 7
Even though Microsoft's Director of Windows Phone 7, Brandon Watson, uttered words during a weekly podcast that the new mobile platform would indeed have support for tethering, it was unlikely to see wireless carriers approving its functionality. And now after only a day giving some hope to potential users, Microsoft officially came out today on the matter regarding tethering with Windows Phone 7.

Apparently a Microsoft spokesperson said that Watson misspoke during the podcast and that “Windows Phone 7 does not support tethering.” With such a strong and bold statement, now it pretty much seals the cover on the coffin for tethering. Sure there are going to be some people bummed out about it, but it's obviously not a high priority thing for Microsoft right now – but maybe down the road it'll be implemented with future updates.

source: BGR

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. Cali_E (Posts: 196; Member since: 24 Sep 2008)


thats gay

posted on 24 Sep 2010, 15:22

2. crappypunk (Posts: 131; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)


it's funny cause asians say that

posted on 24 Sep 2010, 17:36

3. tj (unregistered)


that doesnt even make since to do... i mean who do they think they are. apple?

posted on 24 Sep 2010, 17:43

4. trin (Posts: 88; Member since: 11 May 2010)


Why would you cripple a new device out the gate like that? Even if you don't intend on using it, it's a great back up/just in case type of feature.

posted on 24 Sep 2010, 18:38

5. pingpong (Posts: 145; Member since: 28 Mar 2010)


Just like every other smartphone. You can probably just tweak it a little bit and get tethering if you wanted it that bad.

posted on 25 Sep 2010, 05:58

6. cp hall (unregistered)


why dont carriers want us doing this what does it do to them at all allowing us to access our pc's without the usb ?

posted on 25 Sep 2010, 09:49

7. remixfa (Posts: 14168; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


because if everyone did it, it would increase the bottleneck on the system, and the carriers might not get paid for it. Android didnt "allow" it out of the gate.... until you figured out how to root the phone and achieve tethering that way. All this means is its not on the stock OS. Besides, they need to get the basics down 120% before doing everything else. They have a lot of negative perceptions they need to work off, and the worst thing they can do is release an OS with tons of options again, but is buggy and crash-tastic like windows 6.5. Solid foundation first, then add to it.

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