1. Ettasek's Avatar
    Does 9790 have Mobile Hotspot and OS 7.1 like the 9900?
    01-28-12 08:32 AM
  2. Phill_UK's Avatar
    Not yet... Mobile Hotspot is an OS7.1 feature, which isn't currently available for the 9790.
    01-28-12 08:40 AM
  3. Ettasek's Avatar
    Not yet... Mobile Hotspot is an OS7.1 feature, which isn't currently available for the 9790.
    Thanks for quick reply.

    But will it be available in the future or no guarantee?

    I am thinking of upgrading my 8520 to either 9790 or 9900
    01-28-12 08:52 AM
  4. Phill_UK's Avatar
    All current OS7 devices will receive OS7.1 updates at some time in the near future. Nobody knows exactly when though, as release dates are down to the carriers.
    01-28-12 09:18 AM
  5. emirozmen's Avatar
    Not yet, but it is coming...
    01-28-12 11:06 AM
  6. Ettasek's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply guys I went to the store and I played with the 9790 it felt cheap compared to the 9900 and the screen brightness even when I turned it up to a 100 was very low compared to the 9900. Additionally I felt the 9900 a better upgrade overall because of its faster CPU so I went ahead and got a white 9900
    01-28-12 11:57 AM
  7. gorby65's Avatar
    I've got hotspot, downloaded leaked version, I found it in one of the news items on the front page about 2 day ago, see below
    BlackBerry® 9790
    smartphone (3G, Wi-Fi)
    7.1 Bundle 840 (v7.1.0.247, Platform
    3G Bands 1,4,8
    Cryptographic Kernel v3.8.7.1
    Branding Version:
    Micro Edition Configuration: CLDC-1.1
    Micro Edition Profile: MIDP-2.1
    Micro Edition JTWI Version: 1.0
    Micro Edition Media Version: 1.1
    Micro Edition PIM Version: 1.0
    Micro Edition File Version: 1.0
    Micro Edition Bluetooth Version: 1.1
    Micro Edition Location Version: 1.0.1
    Micro Edition Security and Trust Services (APDU) Version: 1.0
    WLAN Version:
    Mobile Radio Version:, SV 7
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    02-10-12 10:25 AM
  8. goshko's Avatar
    I myself installed the leak version and tried mobile hot spot yesterday ... it worked fine but the drain rate of my battery was exceeding 20+%/ hour so wtv you do, do not hotspot if you dont have the charger with you !
    02-10-12 10:30 AM
  9. mikegcox's Avatar
    OS 7.1 that was leaked a few days ago is solid and it has mobile hotspot. Mobile Hotspot will be something you want to use when plugged into a power source for extended use, but it really is great so far. If you do not have any live connections, the hotspot turns itself off so you don't drain your battery when it is not being used.
    02-10-12 12:28 PM
  10. giorgosh's Avatar
    I got 7.1 installed too but when i try enable hotspot there is an error telling me to contact my carrier! Why?
    02-29-12 02:24 AM
  11. Silver826's Avatar
    Your dataplan doesn't support hotspot, your carrier is blocking it. So 'contact your carrier'.
    02-29-12 03:58 AM
  12. callybest's Avatar
    Does 9790 have hotspot now?
    08-21-13 11:12 AM
  13. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Yes, as long as it is supported by your carrier.
    08-21-13 04:57 PM