Sprint backs off on Bluetooth crippling

Oct 27 2004 - 01:34 PM ET | Bluetooth, Sprint Nextel
Thanks to a lot of complaints, Sprint has clarified its position on Bluetooth tethering. It came out this week that users would not be able to tether with the new Treo 650. Tethering allows users to glean internet access on their laptop via the phone and its wireless connection. The company claims that they aren't disabling the feature, it is just not present yet: bq. Due to some development deadlines, the phone has been launched as described, without the DUN [dial-up networking] capability. However, as part of a scheduled maintenance release of software (timing pending some testing), the DUN capabilities will be supported.