RIM has been very hush about the Wi-Fi Hotspot feature that is supposedly baked into BlackBerry 7 devices. They have specifically made no mention of it publicly though we know that earlier builds of OS 7 had it. We have seen quite a few leaks pointing to the feature coming in a future software update. Now we have a leaked memo from Sprint (via CrackBerry) which was sent to their employees to explain why the BlackBerry Torch 9850 says “Hotspot Capable” on the box. They confirm in the memo that employees should tell customers that the Wi-Fi hotspot feature is coming in the fourth quarter of this year. That means anywhere from a few weeks to less than 4 months.
Anybody want to take a guess at how much carriers are going to try and jack us for a “BlackBerry Hotspot” add-on to our data plans? I hear AT&T wants a bazillion dollars… 🙂