If you happen to have AT&T for your wireless provider of choice and a BlackBerry Torch 9810 4G for your mobile phone, then most probably, you miss the Mobile Hotspot functionality that Android-powered smartphones have been enjoying for the longest time which unfortunately is not supported by your device. For those not in the know, Mobile Hotspot, a staple in Android devices, is a feature that enables your handset to act as a wireless router and in the process share its internet connection with other nearby devices.
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Research in Motion, manufacturer of the BlackBerry Torch 9810 4G, is sad to say found a bit lacking in terms of giving its devices Mobile Hotspot support but everything changed with the leaked BlackBerry OS 126.96.36.199 surfacing in the internet. The leaked OS brings several goodies to the handset but the most important part is the support for Mobile Hotspot functionality it gives to the device. In addition to that, a leaked OS like this could mean that there is a big probability that the feature will become standard once RIM releases BlackBerry OS 10.
The keyword however here is “leaked” which means that BlackBerry OS 188.8.131.52 is not an official release and installing it on your BlackBerry Torch 9810 4G entails some risks. Before you can take advantage of this though, you need to have your handset running OS 184.108.40.2060. Once your handset is already on the .540 version, all you need to do is sideload OS 220.127.116.11 on the device by using BlackBerry Desktop Manager and before you know it, your BlackBerry Torch 9810 4G will now be capable of Mobile Hotspot functionality. Since installing a new OS on a BlackBerry handset usually takes a couple of minutes, you still have time to go through the specs sheet of the BlackBerry Torch 9810 4G below while waiting for everything to finish.
The BlackBerry Torch 9810 4G gets its design inspiration from the original BlackBerry Torch and its form factor boasts of a full touchscreen display with a slide-out QWERTY display underneath. Because of this, the handset is a bit bulky and hefty at its measurements of 111 x 62 x 14.6 mm and it tips the scales at 161 grams.
Under the hood, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 4G was given souped-up internals by RIM to make it at par with other high-end devices. The operating system of the handset is powered by a QualComm MSM8255 SnapDragon chipset with a 1.2 GHz Scorpion processor and 768 MB of RAM taking care of the computing power needed by the device. Though it only has 8GB of internal memory, this can further be expanded by using the dedicated microSD card slot of the device. The display of the BlackBerry Torch 9810 4G is a TFT capacitive touchscreen panel with a diagonal of 3.2 inches and resolution of 640 x 480 pixels while the lone shooter of the handset is found at its back panel and has a sensor resolution of 5MP and is capable of 720p recording.
And if you are interested in getting one of these babies for yourself, the BlackBerry Torch 9810 4G can be had at select AT&T authorized retailers for just for just a penny with the requisite new two-year contract with AT&T. Buy the BlackBerry Torch 9810 4G starting at just one penny.