Microsoft is all set to unveil a series of Windows Phones 7 devices in coming month. If you are planning to get hold of a Windows Phone 7 device and you use tethering regularly, you may think again. Windows Phone 7 based new smart phones will not support tethering.
As per BGR, the director of Windows Phone 7, Brandon Watson in an interview stated that tethering would be available on Windows Phone 7 provided the carriers allow it, hence it's up to the cellular companies to offer tethering to their customers. Right after this statement, a Microsoft's spokesman announced that Mr. Brandon actually misspoke and the official statement from Microsoft is that "Windows Phone 7 does not support tethering at all". There is not much ambiguity left about tethering in Windows Phone 7 after reading this statement.
For those who don't know, tethering is a process through which you can use internet on your PC over wireless media or via a USB cable. Your mobile phone basically acts as a wireless modem.
It's hard to say comment that how much tethering removal will effect Windows 7 Phones sales, but this is surely something hardcore techies would want in Windows Phone 7. Microsoft may introduce tethering feature in Windows Phone 7 later on, we'll have to wait and see.
A real question still remains - will users be able to unlock tethering feature as easily as they are able to do on iPhone?
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