David Pogue writing for the New York Times may have let it slip that plans to release on February 13th, 9to5Mac observed.
The single new feature in Verizon’s
That’s incredibly convenient. Many other app phones have it — AT&T’s iPhone gets it on Feb. 13 — but ’s execution is especially nice. For example, the hot spot shuts itself off 90 seconds after the last laptop disconnects. That’s hugely important, because these personal hot spot features are merciless battery drains.
The date has since been removed and changed to “soon”. Although February 13th is a Sunday, its the same day AT&T is increasing its tethering data plan by 2GB.