Tether Now Available at BlackBerry's AppWorld

Jan 08, 2010, 05:00 ET from TETHER

The maker of the TetherBerry adopts the name Tether in preparation for its move into new market segments.

HALIFAX, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ - Tether announced today that its landmark application, which allows laptop-users high-speed, affordable Internet access via their smartphones, is now available at BlackBerry(R) App World(TM).

The announcement comes as the company, founded in March 2009 as TetherBerry, changes its main product brand name to reflect its intention to expand into new market segments, including Windows Mobile, iPhone and Android.

"More than 60,000 customers in 114 countries use Tether to connect their laptops to their smartphones, ensuring a fast and affordable tethering option anywhere they have cellphone coverage," said Tim Burke, Tether's Director of Development. "Now that we're available at AppWorld, it will be easier than ever for BlackBerry users to access our service."

As well as recently releasing a simpler user interface, Tether has now begun beta testing its Android version and has launched a new version of Tether that uses USB and Bluetooth.

TetherBerry was launched in March, 2009, as a means of allowing people fast, affordable Internet access almost anywhere by letting them work on their laptop via their BlackBerry's data plan. Within days, the product was selling around the world, drawing praise from such tech blogs as the New York Times' Gadgetwise and CrackBerry.

Tether's applications can be downloaded at www.tether.com.

About Tether

Tether is the designer and manufacturer of TetherBerry, an application that links your laptop to your BlackBerry, allowing you high-speed Internet access on your laptop anywhere there is cellular coverage from your BlackBerry. Tether is easy to install, easy to use, works practically anywhere, and is cost effective.