According to Verizon Wireless spokesperson Brenda Raney (a friendly agent of mine), while speaking to Engadget, the original Motorola DROID “doesn’t have [the] hardware to support the mobile hotspot.” Now let’s rewind:
All Droid owners starting this week (even right now), will be getting the OTA for Android 2.2, and while one of the core features is in fact, mobile hotspot, the Droid won’t support it. Or in Verizon’s eyes, can’t.
Oh well. Now, if you’ll excuse us, please drop us a tip on our tips line if you have the update.zip file that can bring FroYo to the Droid masses (that also means us).