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Registered: ‎03-04-2010
My Device: 9930
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Blackberry Appworld tether support

Love the tablet.  Need to add tether support for Appworld though.  Everything else is useable while using tether for internet stuff but this it seems.

Brandon Clark
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Re: Blackberry Appworld tether support

Hey MindOperations,


Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your input as we are constantly working on improving our products.


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Posts: 6
Registered: ‎03-10-2012
My Device: Playbook 64gb
My Carrier: Airtel India

Re: Blackberry Appworld tether support

Absolutely! It might be a strategic decision on RIM's part to keep many things WiFi only, but when tethering is so elegantly implemented on a Playbook, and works flawlessly, it`s such a shame not to be able to do as much with it as is possible on WiFi. It also tends to be a major handicap for someone like me who lacks a WiFi network and has to depend on a tethered 3G network for all online purposes.

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Re: Blackberry Appworld tether support

I agree this is a must. To be able to access all Internet related sites via tether.
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Registered: ‎07-12-2012
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Re: Blackberry Appworld tether support

I would also prefer to see App World working when tethering. I hope to see that in next OS update!

New Developer
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Registered: ‎06-17-2012
My Device: BlackBerry 10 Alpha
My Carrier: 3UK

Re: Blackberry Appworld tether support

Very much agree, this is such an odd and seemingly arbitrary limitation. Surely it would make better sense to tell the user "App World may incur large amounts of data transfer, which may cost a lot on a mobile connection. Do you wish to continue?" as a yes/no question, as opposed to the somewhat authoritative "Nope, not gonna happen, find wifi." message that happens now.


My better half keeps running into this issue - and with an unlimited mobile data connection, it really seems like a silly limitation to have... Really hope it gets sorted before PBOS 2.1 is out Smiley Happy

..Dan // Leinir..

or no

- Piet Hein
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Registered: ‎08-18-2012
My Device: BlackBerry PlayBook
My Carrier: Telus

Re: Blackberry Appworld tether support

Agreed, the Blackberry PlayBook is awesome, however this would make the experience so much better!
I have a related post requesting that Bridge Internet tethering should notify all applications that Internet access is available.