Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Windows Phone 7: No Tethering at Start
Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone News" @ 01:00 PM
The headline says it all folks. A couple of weeks ago the question about tethering was up in the air, but it seems this is another casualty of Microsoft starting over from scratch: they haven't enabled tethering functionality in Windows Phone 7. Here's where it gets a bit confusing though: when a guy like Bradon Watson, a Director on Windows Phone 7, says the OS can do tethering, you'd think he'd know what he's talking about. So is this feature ready to go, but no carriers are going to allow it, and Microsoft is playing the role of a good partner by saying it doesn't support it? I don't know Watson, but I'd be shocked if he got such a core detail about the OS wrong. My hunch is that Windows Phone 7 can indeed do tethering, but no carrier wants to enable it right out of the gate. When the final devices ship, I'm sure some enterprising code-spelunker will get to the bottom of this.
Does this announcement change your desire to purchase a Windows Phone 7 device?