It seems that Windows Phone 7 won’t come with tethering support.
This runs contrary to what we reported yesterday, with Engadget stating that Brandon Watson, Director of Windows Phone 7 at Microsoft, had said that the operating system would indeed come with tethering.
Tethering is the ability to use your phone as a wireless hotspot, in order to connect up laptops and other devices.
Android (2.2) and iPhone owners can get up to this trick, operator permitting, but it seems that Windows Phone 7 users won’t be able to.
Microsoft issued a statement which pretty directly said: “Windows Phone 7 does not support tethering.”
So that clears that up. The only mystery now is why the Director of the OS at Microsoft said it does in the first place. Maybe he has a massive workload, is stressed out totally and at the end of his tether himself…