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

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Sep 2011, 12:13

A memo passed along to Sprint reps tells them to inform customers who purchased the BlackBerry Torch 9850 that while the box shows the device to be "Hot Spot capable" , the feature won't be available until after the next major software update taking place sometime in Q4...

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posted on 13 Sep 2011, 13:22

1. digicon (Posts: 121; Member since: 11 Aug 2011)

Good thing I have unlimited Data . . .

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 13:43

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)

The question is whether Sprint will allow the hot-spot to be activated without imposing a surcharge for the feature. I haven't turned on the hot-spot capability of my EVO 3D because there was a $20/month added charge if memory serves. One more oddity - the speed of the 3G data service using the EVO 3D is slower than the speed using a MiFi dedicated WiFi broadband hotspot.... Go figure that one. Speed of both (EVO and MiFi) in WiMax coverage areas is similar.

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 15:06

3. andy (unregistered)

Who even still buy's a blackberry? complete junk

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 16:38 1

4. zuno gyakusatsu (Posts: 257; Member since: 16 Mar 2010)

actually its a very nice phone. i tried it out for 2 weeks the day it was released. the phone was very fast, no lag at all. the only downside and reason i returned it was the lackluster apps. there was hardly any apps that were any good and pretty much everything in app world has a price tag on it. other than that, it was an excellent device.

posted on 13 Sep 2011, 18:04 2

5. simplyj (Posts: 406; Member since: 23 Dec 2009)

I agree with you, I love my Blackberry and can't wait to get a 9930. Lack of apps do dissapoint, but it doesn't bother me.

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