Saturday, September 25, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Not Supporting Tethering

Windows Phone 7There has been a lot of talk recently about the Windows Phone 7, but after much talk and debate, it turns out that the Windows Phone 7 will not act as a hot spot after all.

In a recent statement from a Microsoft Official it was suggested that it would be up to individual cell phone carriers whether or not to allow "tethering". However, Microsoft confirmed to CNET Friday that the Windows Phone 7 does not support the feature whatsoever. Microsoft also declined to mention if future versions of the phone will allow tethering or not.

This appears to be yet another technical setback in Microsoft's attempted re-entry into the mobile phone market. This can now be added to a list of features currently available on other devices including full multitasking and copy/paste functionality. Another setback for Microsoft is that the phones will not be available until next year for CDMA carriers like Sprint and Verizon.

Having fewer carriers is definitely a drawback, but it still remains to be seen just how large of an impact this will be compared to some of the other technical features that are missing. Tethering your phone to allow computers internet access is a powerful, albeit niche, use for a phone. Palm and Android have tethering support.Even the iPhone supported tethering for a while though AT&T only recently added the option for U.S. carriers.

As for some other limitations of the Windows Phone 7, it only allows for limited multitasking like playing music and running an application or using the calendar while talking on the phone. However, the operating system does not allow the full multitasking found on some other smartphone platforms.

If you are looking for one of the most technically advanced smartphones, then the Windows Phone 7 will undoubtedly give you pause. On the other hand, the early smartphone adopter isn't the exact target audience for Microsoft and their Windows Phone 7. Instead, the company seems to be aiming for the masses and could possibly have already hit their mark.

Even though the Windows Phone 7 lacks the mentioned features, reports have noted that the device performs elegantly and reliably. Most of us won't have to wait too much longer in order to make our own assumptions about the Windows Phone 7 as development of the project was wrapped up by Microsoft at the beginning of this month. There are even plans of trotting out the device on October 11, 2010 at an event in New York. Devices are set to go on sale, in Europe at least, later in October with U.S. availability hopefully in early November.
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Friday, September 10, 2010

Apple Eliminating Free iPhone 4 Case

Apple iPhone 4 Free CaseIf you are one of those people out there who happens to own an iPhone 4 and you haven't already received your free case, then what in the world is wrong with you!? It's free! And the offer is ending soon! In less than three weeks Apple will cancel their offer. Why are they doing this you may ask? Well, the answer to that is simple. The antenna signal loss issue related to the iPhone 4's design apparently isn't as big as a problem as Apple originally thought.

According to an update on Apple's Web site today, "We now know that the iPhone 4 antenna attenuation issue is even smaller than we originally thought. A small percentage of iPhone 4 users need a case, and we want to continue providing them a bumper case for free. For everyone else we are discontinuing the free case program on all iPhone 4s sold after September 30, 2010. We are also returning to our normal returns policy for all iPhone 4s sold after September 30. Users experiencing antenna issues should call AppleCare to request a free bumper case."

To simplify, Apple will give free cases to iPhone 4 users on a case-by-case basis. Those users who experience signal degradation using an iPhone 4 can still acquire a free case after September 30 through customer service. The only difference is that there will no longer be an across-the-board offer for a new case nor a refund for purchasing a case.

Apple is also reverting to their standard 30-day return policy. In July Apple stated that in response to the problems with the iPhone 4's antenna, the company would extend its return policy and waive its normal restocking fee.

Apple said when it first started the offer that they would "reevaluate" the offer after September 30. Apple announced the free case offer in July, a mere month after the iPhone 4 debuted. Apple also admitted that the new design of the external antenna did cause an increase in dropped calls over the previous iPhones.

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