Shortly before Xmas US customers received an update to their Palm Pre. It was 1.3.5. No update for EU customers, to lots of bitching.
Well, today was the day that Palm pushed out 22.214.171.124 to us. And it contains something very valuable: the Bluetooth PAN profile. This allows you to join a Personal Area Network, the Bluetooth equivalent of a WLAN. You can now share your existing Internet Connection from your Pre with any other paired BT device. Like your laptop for instance. This is better than tethering, where you have to tell your laptop how to connect to the Internet, which AP to use and so forth. It does not matter whether your Pre switches from mobile network to WLAN and back. You just stay connected.
Setup is a piece of cake. Pair Pre and laptop. Join PAN from laptop.
Ain't linux grand?
With the proper interface.
You can do this on the blackberry too, admittedly it is not as straightforward to set up.
Andy, that is not as straightforward because it isn't PAN but rather tethering.
iPhone tethering works the same way. I guess Jon Rubinstein was lying ;-)
So does Windows Mobile network sharing. And quite a long time before the iPhone.
Volker Weber on When you have no other news at 17:13
Kai Schmalenbach on When you have no other news at 15:09
Hubert Stettner on Spock's Final Tweet at 08:54
Volker Weber on Lenovo’s Promise for a Cleaner, Safer PC at 07:00
Richard Schwartz on Lenovo’s Promise for a Cleaner, Safer PC at 06:33
John Keys on Lenovo’s Promise for a Cleaner, Safer PC at 00:37
amy blumenfield on Lenovo’s Promise for a Cleaner, Safer PC at 23:34
Torben Vendelev on When you have no other news at 21:21
Ingo Seifert on When you have no other news at 16:33
Bernd Hort on Love this Instagram account at 10:30
Olaf Seider on BackBeat Pro und Siri at 10:11
Hubert Stettner on Too many bezels? at 07:15
Craig Wiseman on Too many bezels? at 04:05
Bob Congdon on Too many bezels? at 01:05
Volker Weber on Pebble Steel at 16:55
Manu Vermeyen on Pebble Steel at 13:45
Ole Saalmann on Pebble Steel at 12:49
Stefan Beermann on Android and iOS dominate unit shares at 09:06
Thomas Gumz on Stepz - Schritte zählen mal ganz privat at 03:24
Volker Weber on Android and iOS dominate unit shares at 15:48
Ralph Hammann on Pebble Time at 15:39
Ananya Gupta on Android and iOS dominate unit shares at 15:32
Stefan Hempel on Android and iOS dominate unit shares at 14:25
Abdelkader Boui on Android and iOS dominate unit shares at 13:36
Martin Cygan on BackBeat Pro und Siri at 13:03