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3G Hotspot, Windows Phone 7 Mango’s Hidden Feature

Written on August 25, 2011 by Lulu

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A hidden feature of Windows Phone 7 Mango, which is a 3G hotspot, was discovered on Wednesday.

might have more hidden plans for their with a discovery of a mobile hotspot on Wedneday. While still not announced for public, and might have no one officially, an Internet sharing section enable users to share a 3G or 4G link over Wi-Fi for up to five people — much like , iPhones and BlackBerry 7 devices. The code is in at least the gold master build (7720.68), and could exist on all Windows phones.

Rafael Rivera, a well-known ChevronWP7 contributor, confirmed the said code and speculated that – like – the feature depended on a carrier profile that enables it. Almost all carriers who object to letting customers tether or use a hotspot out of the box often want to test the feature first before they enable it and begin to charge subscribers.

A lot of Mango features are announced to the public, such as multitasking, the IE9-based browser and deeper voice control. Whether or not all of those are revealed to the public isn’t evident yet. Even the currently shipping IS12T, which is the world’s first Mango phone, doesn’t have all its features readily available.

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