Priya Ganapati:

If the hardware is capable of tethering and acting as a hotspot when running rooted firmware, why can’t it do that with the stock firmware?A Motorola spokesperson says, “The original Droid by Motorola was not offered with a mobile hotspot feature and will not be upgradable for that feature in the future,” she says. “Our newer devices, such as the Droid X, are enabled for mobile hotspot.”

That is weak.