TapRoot Turns Your Smart Phone Into Wi-Fi Hotspot

Posted: Mar 26 2008, 10:11am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 6:57am CDT, in News | Mobile Phones


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One of the things that I wish my iPhone had is the ability to tether to my notebook for web access on the go in a pinch. A company called Taproot has a new software product that can help turn some smart phones into mobile Wi-Fi hotspots.

The patent-pending software turns a Wi-Fi enabled smart phone into a hotspot to provide access to 3G data networks. The solution is called the WalkingHotSpot solution and allows users to browse the Internet and get email with no software configuration required on the client device. The software will work with Symbian S60 and Windows Mobile devices.

"We are very excited to be launching the WalkingHotSpot service. This solution addresses concerns around Wi-Fi for the wireless carrier. The demand for consolidated anywhere, anytime, any-device connectivity has been emphasized in convergence initiatives and discussions in the industry for years. This solution leverages carriers' existing 3G infrastructure and smart phones already in the marketplace, and provides carriers with a whole new business model to serve their subscribers," said Bob Bicksler, TapRoot's CEO.

Via TapRoot

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