Microsoft Still Hopes to Add Tethering to WP7
Microsoft has indicated that it is still working to add the tethering feature to its Windows Phone 7 platform. In response to questions on the Windows Phone Developers Blog, Microsoft's Matt Bencke said, "I appreciate your pain around tethering. Tethering, in the past was something that we managed independently of the mobile operators. In recent years, the mobile operators have now taken ownership of this functionality [across] all platforms. We are continually working with them and our OEM partners to enable this functionality for our devices." Bencke noted that while it has no solid announcements to make at this time, WP7 users should "stay tuned." U.S. operators allow for tethering on select devices and typically charge an extra $20 per month for the feature.
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Nov 28, 2011
Microsoft recently provided an update to its Windows Phone 7 Connector application for Apple computers. Version 2.01 now includes new features such as syncing with Apple's Aperture program; file drag-and-drop; ringtone transfers; better video conversion; and new support for WP7.5 Marketplace.
Apr 16, 2011
Microsoft has provided an update to the status of AT&T's Windows Phone 7 devices and the NoDo update. According to the Windows Phone Blog, the LG Quantum and Samsung Focus have passed the testing phase and are now in the scheduling phase.
May 26, 2011
Speaking to PCMag, Nokia's chief of smart devices Jo Harlow said that the company plans to release new Windows Phone 7 handsets at a fairly regular pace. "We should be launching new devices in a rhythm that might be every couple of months, every three months, something like that," she said.
May 16, 2011
In a blog post today, Microsoft provided details on a few previously unannounced new features that will be part of the Mango build of Windows Phone 7. These new features are targeted at business users and add to the WP7 platform's collaboration tools.
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Carrier Based Tethering is anti-consumer