Cutting through the back
surrounding Windows Phone 7 tethering are two new hacks, with one being markedly easier than the other to implement. After discovering the option
in Samsung's Focus and Omnia 7 late last year, engineering minds over at xda-developers
have now uncovered a method to allow USB internet tethering on HTC's smattering of Windows Phone 7 handsets. Unfortunately, you'll need to unlock your device before any of this will work, but the case is definitely different for Dell's Venue Pro
. For that one, you'll simply need to modify the .INF file -- no unlock required. Hit the links below for the devilish details, and try not to set up a P2P farm using your phone's 3G connection. We hear carriers are none too fond of that foolhardiness.