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Can you tether the new RIM Playbook?

Asked by RareDenver (13163points) February 18th, 2011 from iPhone

If you have a blackberry with a data plan and you also have a Playbook can you use you blackberry to tether the Playbook for Internet access or do you need an additional data plan

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Well, the RIM Playbook (yet to be released) must be tethered to a Blackberry device in order to access email, calendar, and address book.

However, I don’t know if that tethering will also provide Internet access. RIM is planning to release two versions, one just with WiFi and the other with 3G cellular + WiFi.

I wouldn’t be surprised if tethering for Internet is technologically possible… but if so, it might not be available due to carrier restrictions (à la AT&T initially not allowing iPhone users to tether and then later requiring a special data plan).

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