Today at the World Wide Developer’s Conference, Apple made note that MMS would be included in the new 3.0 software update – but that it would not be available on AT&T until “this summer”.    That’s painful, but then I just noticed this on Apple’s web site: “Tethering is not currently offered in the U.S. […]
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Tethering Not Available In US, MMS Not Available Until Summer – Is AT&T Trying To Sell The Palm Pre?

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Today at the World Wide Developer’s Conference, Apple made note that MMS would be included in the new 3.0 software update – but that it would not be available on AT&T until “this summer”.    That’s painful, but then I just noticed this on Apple’s web site:

“Tethering is not currently offered in the U.S. and some other countries. See your carrier for availability.”

 

UPDATE: According to Engadet, AT&T says that they will indeed offer tethering, but they have no announcement to make at this time.

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If this is not a temporary condition, it’s very hard to imagine how AT&T could make mistakes this serious.   With the Palm Pre a now serious contender for AT&T’s revenue (and Apple’s as well), it is almost unthinkable that AT&T would let this come to pass – but they have.   Hopefully Apple’s slight digs at its premier carrier partner will cause them to wake up before too many people hop on the Pre bandwagon.

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