Expensive... and you can now do it for free
by on October 22, 2010
Tethering when out and about can be crucial if you need access to the internet on your laptop but only have a phone for company.
Tether has been around for over a year, and is an easy way to set up such tethering – basically the premise is you install a piece of software on your phone and PC and off you go.
We found a few problems in set up – twice the app froze our BlackBerry when it requested sending an email to our address for instructions.
The PC download part was fine, and the application’s functions are simple and plain to use – plus you have the added bonus of being able to do the same over Bluetooth (although obviously that’s a slower connection, and no BB has a great bandwidth than Bluetooth 2.1 as yet).
But it’s £40 for the privilege – and the bad news is you can do the same on the all new shiny BlackBerry Desktop manager.
We don’t know what this means for the future of Tether, but now it’s just as easy on the official BB software it’s hard to recommend this app.
Buy this app: Tether for BlackBerry
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