No tethering for Windows Phone 7, says Microsoft

It has tethering. No it doesn't. It definitely doesn't.

It's confirmed: the Windows Phone 7 series will not have tethering support, irrespective of which carrier you use.

Tethering is when users can set up their phones to work as a wireless hotspot.

Initially, reports had surfaced that Microsoft official Brandon Watson, Director of Windows Phone 7, said that tethering would be present on the Windows Phone 7 series.

However, Microsoft issued a direct statement, which said: "Windows Phone 7 does not support tethering."

Other handsets, such as the iPhone and Android 2.2 "Froyo" phones, can use their phones as wi-fi hotspots and connect to laptops and other wi-fi devices.

It does seem puzzling as to why the Windows Phone 7 was initially said to support tethering, when it actually doesn't.

The Windows Phone 7 handsets will be out in UK on all network operators, which is welcome news indeed for us. The series is set to launch on October 11 2010.

Will you be queueing up to get a Windows Phone 7 handset when it's out? Find us on  Twitter and Facebook and tell us!

Via: TechWatch

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