One example would be tethering a BlackBerry to an Apple computer. When I first got the BlackBerry Storm, the first question I asked Verizon Wireless was about tethering support. I was told by Verizon's technicians and Verizon's PR team that it just isn't possible yet.
The new application, which is currently in an open beta, lets Mac users surf the Internet on their laptops via their BlackBerries.
The open beta is free and works with all BlackBerries, but keep in mind that you may be breaking the terms of service with your wireless network operator.
You have to download a small client for your Apple computer and onto your BlackBerry.
This is a great application and is amazingly simple to set up. After downloading and installing the beta software components on my MackBook Pro and my BlackBerry Storm, I was able to surf the Internet with no problem.
I ran some speed tests to see how it compares to a standard laptop dongle. Using the Novatel USB727, I was able to reach a maximum download speeds of 872.58Kbps. Using the Storm, which has an EV-DO Rev. A radio inside (same as the dongle), the best speed I was able to muster was 504.11Kbps for downloads. Not a bad difference, still broadband speeds.