Tether Celebrating Anniversary With Smartphone and App Giveaway

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Tether are celebrating their 1 year anniversary providing BlackBerry users with a simple means of tethering their BlackBerry to their laptop. Incredibly, the company are announcing they have been installed on 110,000 BlackBerrys. While tethering can be done with a few good Google searches, many users love the ease and convenience that Tether provides.

To celebrate their big day, Tether are offering BlackBerryCool readers 25 copies of Tether. To win, just leave a comment with your email, Twitter or Facebook so we can get in touch with you.

In addition, Tether are offering 6 smartphones (3 BlackBerry and 3 Android) at their site.

Tether also took the opportunity to promote the BlackBerry platform’s openness, and specifically called out Apple on being a closed environment:

Together, we need to encourage more development on open environments like BlackBerrys’. Right now the big hype is around iPhone, but there is so much noise. Closed systems like the App Store, aren’t good for the mobile industry. Could you imagine if Microsoft had an approval process for all Windows programs? The BlackBerry platform is a little harder to develop on, but the potential is here and we need to encourage development.

Hear, hear! RIM understand the value in keeping an open market where companies such as Google are free to offer valuable and affordable services to users.

  • Marcos

    Hey….I really want a Tether Copy. Best to all!!!

  • penspuck14

    I would like a copy please.

  • http://twitter.com/Nana_Owusu Nana Owusu

    Would love to win one!!!!

  • Dan

    I'd welcome the surprise.

  • Kix Cash

    It sure would be great to test-out the famous “Tether” application on one of those handsets, so feel free to throw one of them my way!
    kix@cash.id.au

  • sharlenem

    Would love to get a copy of Tether! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495911421 facebook-1495911421

    I used the trial and loved it.

  • zaxxon

    Thank you!

  • mitoozsc

    Tether is awesome! I would love to have a copy!

  • Vincent.joshua

    cool, would like one

  • awperk

    i'd love a copy of tether

  • gabrimen

    I want a copy!!!! xD

  • Jim Balogh

    This program is really awesome! I'd love to have a copy. Count me in please!

    Happy 1-Year anniversary Tether!

  • Daniel

    This is a great app and I've told a number of people about it already. I'd love a copy — thanks.

  • Prig

    Would love to use this while on the road.

  • joshua74

    I would really appreciate a couply of tether please…

    Thanks

  • bbetts123

    I want one! Loved the trial…

  • csxdeux

    I've followed the posts about this wonderful app for some time. I'm ready to give it a try. It looks great!

  • Jermin

    Appreciate the opportunity and will promote it within friends/co-workers.

  • Jer

    Here's hoping I win! :)

  • TheRealCletis

    1. I’d appreciate it if BB Cool posted that its comments were “powered by Disqus” so that it made it less of a trial-and-error experience just trying to post a comment.
    2. If Tether would like to hire me to proofread their public-facing announcements or other communications, I’m available. (Based on the above-quoted snippet, I can see they need it.) Here’s the temporary email address I’ve created for this contest: tether.giveaway at yahoo.com.
    3. Whatever happened to logging in to BB Cool? Now I’m expected to create a new account with this 3rd-party Disqus company? Lame. Get rid of these weasels, I say.

  • Pharaohnuff

    I've been dying to get my hands on a copy of Tether.
    Happy Birthday as well!!

  • Trax95008

    hook it up!!!

  • Pete

    Tether is an outstanding utility that is gaining popularity quickly where I work. I'd love a copy to show off to more friends!

  • bretshack

    You mean I can have the internet anywhere I can get cell signal? What sorcery is this?!

    Tether FTH!

  • Ritesh

    A Very Happy 1st Anniversary to Tether Makers.

    I would be really glad if i would receive a copy on the Celebrations of Tether's 1st Anniversary.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dddomingo Dd-Domingo Jonathan Rosemberg

    Tether is one the most useful apps for BB… Would love to get my hands on one of those freebies! Cheers.

  • tttc24

    I would love to win a copy!

  • http://www.gavincampbellonline.com/ Gavin

    Count me in.

  • Brad

    Happy Anniversary to you, Tether. I'd love to have a copy of my own!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=660630553 Christophe Van Den Bosch

    Would love to have one!!

  • Mikael

    Joyeux anniversaire!
    Would love to give it a try.

    Many thanks!

    Mikael

  • Ritesh Dharod

    Happy Anniversary to Tether Makers.

    Glad if i would receive a copy on the Celebrations of Tether's 1st Anniversary.

    Waiting very eagerly for my Registered Copy.

  • Ovi.

    Happy Birthday!!
    Please TETHER ME!!
    @ovimp3

  • Ivan

    hi, I'd really like a copy of tether :)

  • http://twitter.com/Mr_Matt Matthew Targarona

    Obviously

  • radixe

    lovin it!

  • http://jzamoras.myopenid.com/ jzamoras

    I would love to win!! jaime.zamora@gmail.com

  • Aogden

    Thanks so much for this offer!

  • morlef

    This is a really cool app

    Of course i will celebrate their anniversary with a free copy!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=750310315 Facebook User

    I would love a copy please!

  • Jeremy

    Please send me a copy!

  • JimL

    Happy Anniversary Tether…got you on my mind!
    Send some Tether love my way if you can…..best wishes for another great year….keep up the good work.

  • Usman

    Happy First to a company that has truly given the “non-tech” person a way to enjoy the internet everywhere… I have to say even with Tether the way it is i was impressed with the speed….

    Well guys… i got my fingers crossed… i loved the trial and hope i can get a copy.

    G'luck everyone.

  • http://www.dennisblurts.com/ Dennis

    Woohoo! I want a free copy! my email is dennischen1@sbcglobal.net

  • John David

    I beta tested Tether and it is a great product. I would enjoy a copy.

  • http://twitter.com/RealMrFun Mr Fun

    Hope to win this one

  • ruspete

    Great software.. Just tried the trial and worked well. But would be nicer to get a real copy and spread the words.

  • Eric P.

    man would be awesome to have it, hook me up!

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.flash.gordon Robert Gordon

    I’ve got my fingers crossed. Please contact me at http://www.facebook.com/robert.flash.gordon