Wi-Fi Hot Spot coming to BlackBerry 7 OS devices via software update

Wi-Fi Hot Spot coming to BlackBerry 7 OS devices via software update
A leaked memo to Sprint reps reveals that those users of  BlackBerry 7 OS flavored handsets will need to wait for the next major software update for their phone to have mobile Wi-Fi Hot Spot capabilities. The memo actually says that Sprint employees should "educate" customers about the statement on the box for the BlackBerry Torch 9850, which says on the side that the phone is "Hot Spot Capable".

That actually is not a totally incorrect statement since the BlackBerry Torch 9850 is indeed capable of offering a Wi-Fi Hot Spot. However, Sprint wants to inform its customers that the feature won't work until after the first major software update, planned for sometime in the fourth quarter. Crackberry hears that this will be required for all BlackBerry 7 OS devices to offer the Wi-Fi Hot Spot and that the software update will occur on a carrier-by-carrier basis.

source: Crackberry

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Torch 9850
  • Display 3.7 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
  • Hardware
    0.75GB RAM
  • Storage 4GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1230 mAh
  • OS BlackBerry 7.1


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