10-20-2012 06:37 AM
I would say 'Yes'. I use my Playbook on the internet. I have non-Blackberry smartphone and use it as a tehering point for wifi. I believe that Blackberry amartphones also have that facility. I assume that your phone package allows internet.
Hope this helps
10-21-2012 01:32 AM - edited 10-21-2012 01:36 AM
I would think so too, but I've seen forums that people have said that all other phones work except for blackberries, so I just want to confirm, are you sur!!
I have a PlayBook and a BB Torch 9810 Smartphone and the phone runs BB OS 7.1 and it has the Hotspot feature built in. BlackBerries running OS 6 or previous to that do not have this capability. Some carriers neuter the option to have Hotspot functionality (ATT comes to mind). My carrier, Mobilicity here in Canada, offers unlimited Internet access (and what RIM calls BIS which is BlackBerry Internet Service) in my package. You will need this BIS service in order to get tethering to work with your PlayBook and your BB Smartphone. Tethering the Playbook (or any other network capable device) is then possible. I often tether my cellphone to my laptop.