Tethering is a must-have feature on my phones, and right now it’s
not possible available on select Windows Phone devices. The functionality has already been confirmed for the upcoming AT&T Nokia Lumia 900, which is due to be released next month. It’s sorely lacking on my Nokia Lumia 800, and one of the main reasons I’m not perfectly happy with this device.
But Lumia 800 and 710 owners might have good news. In a recent Q&A session interview posted by Nokia, the product managers of the Nokia Lumia 900 confirmed for us that the Lumia 800 and 710 will both be getting tethering, also known as mobile WiFi hotspot.
Without going into much detail, here is the exact quote:
“Q: When will the tethering update for the Lumia devices be pushed out?
A: It will be in coming soon for 800 and 710 via Zune update, for 610 and 900 it will be available at launch.”
That is great news for Nokia Windows Phone customers, but as I mentioned, the details are vague.
Questions come to mind like:
Will tethering only come to unlocked Nokia phones? Or will the feature be available for branded devices as well?
The Nokia Lumia 900 will have tethering regulated by AT&T through a special data plan and is capable of connecting up to five devices. We still haven’t received word on the pricing or limits on the Lumia 900 hotspot feature, but we expect this information to be available in the coming weeks.
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Source: Nokia Connects