Much to the dismay of many BlackBerry users, it looks as though the new BlackBerry 7 line up is not going to be launching with WiFi hotspot capability built into the OS. Now, that's not to say it isn't coming ever. In fact, some new documentation from Bell Mobility shows that is part of the ultimate plan for WiFi hotspot. As noted in the image above you can see not only the release date for the BlackBerry Torch 9860 (August 22nd) but at the bottom you see "WiFi Hotspot functionality will be available via Software update post launch". Accurate? Will it be all devices or just the Torch 9860? Time will tell. Truth be told, the capability was baked into earlier OS' and that's a fact but somewhere along the line RIM decided to take it out.
Source: Mobile Syrup