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  1. rossmathis

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    Two questions...

    1. When do you suppose we (HTC Inredible owners) will get our Froyo?

    2. You think Verizon will somehow do away with the whole tether and mobile
    hotspot feature, or just charge us some sort of fee?
     

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    as soon as our phone is rootable.

    Im sure someone will cook 2.2 into a rom that will work on our incredibles.
     
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    1. Q2 or Q3 - probably somewhere around August or September

    2. You will most likely be charged a premium if you want to use those services (which is nothing new and pretty common with most carriers as well as VZW)
     
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    My guesses:

    1. late this year. Nov/Dec

    2. VZW will not let that happen. fees definitley will apply. its the VZW way
     
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    They won't cripple it but you can put money on the fact that they will charge for some of these features! Crippling is where they take away the feature and don't allow any means of access.
     
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    Doesn't Verizon allow for Palm Pre Plus owners use their phones as mobile hotspots without the additional fees? Maybe the Pre is the start of a new policy at Verizon.
     
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    The only reason they did this was to get rid of units. The Pre had TERRIBLE (and this is an understatement) sales and Palm was down in the dumps. There was almost no adoption rate of the new Palm products, and as an attempt to move some units, VZW put that promo on. The Incredible, in many ways, is the exact opposite, so don't expect us to get any freebies any time soon.
     
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    AT&T + Backflip = Cripple;)
     
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    1. I HOPE tomorrow. But, I EXPECT sometime after August.

    2. Most likely, they'll figure out a way to charge. My ONLY hope is that they do what they've done with the Android Navigation. You know that it has hurt their VZNavigator, but it has helped their overall sales. Hopefully, they'll see the HotSpot as a similar marketing feature. I'm CERTAIN I can convince at least 3-5 other people to buy one if this feature is enabled for free.
     
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    I'm reasonably certain this will take a root exploit after VZW is done with it. Hopefully some devs work that part out soon, 'cause Froyo > Pdanet by quite a lot.
     

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