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GSM Pre comes with tethering instructions, no actual tethering ability

by Derek Kessler Tue, 13 Oct 2009 9:32 am EDT

German tethering instructions With the GSM Pre falling into the hands of anxious Germans as I type, we’ve found out that the Pre in Germany wants to provide support for Bluetooth tethering, at least if you ask the Help app:

Use Phone as Modem

If you use your phone as a modem, you can access the internet with your computer independently from your location as long as you have coverage. Ask your mobile provider whether you can use this function with your contract.

After that are instructions on how to set up your phone and computer for tethering. Unfortunately, it seems that all you get are instructions, as following said instructions and pairing with the computer only gets you the standard bluetooth services we've come to know on the Pre. But... it is one more step towards a land of tethering, now all we need is for Palm to flip the metaphorical switch.

Thanks to Carsten for the tip!