I am considering moving from my current setup of a Sprint Mobile Broadband card and a T-Mobile Blackberry to a single device in the form of a Sprint Blackberry with the tethering option added.
I am more interested in tethering via Bluetooth then USB, as I will be using it with a Macbook Air. Gotta save that 1 USB port for other things.
I know that neither the 8830 or the 8130 will ever be compatible with the EVDO Rev A network due to the chipset used and I will thus experience slower upload speeds then I do now with my Mobile Broadband card. I am willing to accept that for now. I also hope the CDMA curve will correct this failing whenever it is released.
Id like to hear from people using the phone out in the real world what kind of speeds they are experiencing when tethered via bluetooth.
Please post the speed you get with these tests along with your location. Speedtest.net - The Global Broadband Speed Test Speed Test - dslreports.com