Microsoft clarifies position after earlier messages to the contrary
Microsoft's soon to be released Windows Phone 7 will not support connecting tethered devices despite earlier Microsoft assurances that it would.
Tethering is a feature whereby a smartphone shares it's Internet connection with a connected device, over Wi-Fi or USB, so the connected device can gain broadband Internet connectivity using the smartphone's 3G capabilities.
Speaking on the Windows Weekly podcast last week Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 boss Brandon Watson indicated that the new smartphone operating system would support tethering if carriers allowed the feature to be used.
However a Microsoft representative subsequently contacted the Boy Genius Report and indicated simply "Windows phone 7 does not support tethering" without saying why.