Originally Posted by Jagga
First off Sprints' 4G model is just using a module add-on to enable this; bulky or not that's what Lazaridis was quoted in a crackberry interview if I'm not mistaken.
Second the devices at CES may NOT have the ability to use BT as Modem during that connection; saving a picture as wallpaper was also disabled (video on youtube).
So I'm HOPING this finding you have is incorrect if so then its DROPPED its value by 50% for me. I'm in a city where just about everyone & all business' secure their wlan networks so internet is at work/home only for me; again if this is true.
Well I asked the same question to that rep in the photo a few times to confirm what I heard and also re-asked the same question to another rep outside the demo area and they both confirmed the same thing. At present, the first units will require a mobile wi-fi hotspot to gain internet access. All PIM features of the BB are bridged but there is no online access with the PB via the phone. So, it was either wait for the Sprint 4G version, get a Mi-Fi device, or find a hot spot. I would assume that BB will incorporate a personal hotspot into future phones just like the iPhone for Verizon is going to have (I think up to five devices at a time). It's all a wait and see process as usual.