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Elite I
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Registered: ‎01-14-2009
My Device: BlackBerry Z10
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Mobile WiFi Hotspot capabilities?

Hi again Annu, got another one for you! Smiley Happy

I remember when I was at WES last year, we were told that mobile hotspot functionality would be introduced into BB6 smartphones, but that never materialized, then I could have sworn we were told the same for BB7, yet that functionality is still missing.

Given that this is already a feature for many Android phones, it sounded like a great thing for BB users to be able to share their data plans with other devices over wifi.

What are you able to tell us about this functionality? Is it something that we may still see and simply requires a software upgrade (assuming of course that your carrier will allow it)? Or has RIM had to remove this functionality?

Thanks in advance for any insight!

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Registered: ‎12-13-2010
My Device: Torch 9800 / PlayBook
My Carrier: Orange UK

Re: Mobile WiFi Hotspot capabilities?

On the back of this, the spec sheets that are available for the 9810 / 60 here in the UK state under wifi that they have "Mobile Hotspot Support" whereas the 9900 lists no such thing.  Is this likely to be device specific, and if so, which devices will support it?

 

Al.

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Registered: ‎09-08-2011
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My Carrier: Telus

Re: Mobile WiFi Hotspot capabilities?

Hi Krypto:

 

We have been working on Mobile Hotspot and I think if you are a little bit more patient you will be pleasantly surprised.

 

Cheers,

Annu


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Elite I
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Re: Mobile WiFi Hotspot capabilities?

That's excellent news! Thanks Annu!

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Re: Mobile WiFi Hotspot capabilities?


adawar wrote:

 

We have been working on Mobile Hotspot and I think if you are a little bit more patient you will be pleasantly surprised.


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