tethering

Android 2.2 will have built-in tethering, WiFi hotspot (but will carriers allow it?)

Phil Nickinson 10

The good news: Tech Crunch found that USB tethering and the ability to serve as a WiFi hotspot will be built into Android 2.2, aka Froyo. The bad news: Don't count on all carriers leaving this feature intact. OK, so Sprint has its $29-a-month hotspot option on the Evo 4G, and Verizon has its free hotspot option on the Palm Pre. So it's not unprecedented. As for TMo and AT&T? Nothing...

Verizon Releases DROID Eris Video, Will Charge $30 for Tethering, Doubles Early Termination Fee

Verizon Releases DROID Eris Video, Will Charge $30 for Tethering, Doubles Early Termination Fee

Casey Chan 12

We've got some good news, some bad news and some really awful news. If you didn't know, the DROID Eris is also releasing today. Verizon just posted a tutorial video on the DROID Eris, which is basically Verizon's version of the HTC Hero. If you want to get familiar with the DROID Eris, we suggest you watch the video above. And remember, as awesome as the DROID Eris is, it only costs $99...