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Founder of Tether, Wakeful and Compilr Creates a Guide for Bringing Ideas to Market

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Here at BlackBerryCool, we’re very familiar with Patrick Hankinson and the work he did with Tether, Wakeful and Compilr. When Tethering your BlackBerry was a difficult process, Patrick made a great deal of revenue by creating Tether, a simple tethering solution. Later, he launched Wakeful, a personalized alarm clock app. Recently, we saw the launch of Compilr, an online programming tool. Ever wonder how he took these ideas to market? Well he’s partnered with Accel.io to create a step-by-step approach to get your ideas to market.
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Fixmo Launches Windows Tethering App Fixmo Extend

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Fixmo Extend has launched and it’s now available for purchase. The app is a tethering solution for Windows that is looking to focus on adding “dozens” of features as well as a smooth user experience, ease of connectivity and speed. Fixmo has a tiered pricing system that includes a free version that offers 50MBs of tether data each and every month. For heavier users, Fixmo is offering unlimited data for $14.99. Additionally, for users that participated in the Beta, they will receive a Mobihand coupon code by email which will give beta users nearly 50% the regular price, bringing the price to only $7.99. This is for a full version tether product, for unlimited data.
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BlackBerry Bridge Now Available for AT&T But Users Must Buy Tethering Plan

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This was sort of sketchy wasn’t it? RIM made the announcement that BlackBerry Bridge is available to AT&T customers but put a note about the requirement of a tethering plan in tiny letters at the bottom of their post. The note says:

**Note: AT&T users must have a tethering plan included with their wireless service plan to take advantage of the Bridge Browser. To enable tethering on your BlackBerry smartphone, go to att.com/mywireless or dial 611.

It’s this kind of behavior that makes your customers think you’re trying to pull a fast one on them. Sure, customers will figure it out anyways, but to write it in a note at the bottom in your post in tiny print is misleading and it insults your customers’ intelligence. The tethering plan costs an additional $20 per month and it would have been nice for RIM to come clean about this fairly huge issue and not try and treat it like it’s unimportant or try and hide it. Many are commenting on the announcement post, angry about the addition of a tethering plan, and RIM could have avoided this by simply addressing the issue and perhaps offering some form of compensation. It also speaks to the fact that perhaps RIM having its own blog isn’t such a good idea. RIM should also be more upfront about the tether issue because it apparently conflicts with what the CEO told cNET which is that the PlayBook will offer tethering for free.

Deal of the Day: Tether for BlackBerry 50% off

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Tether is today’s Deal of the Day in the BlackBerryCool Store. The tethering process can get a bit convoluted for the average BlackBerry user and this software really helps. However, if you’re somewhat computer savvy you can do it yourself without paying. If you’re looking for a simpler solution, Tether is now $24.98. That’s 50% off until the end of April 29th.

Fixmo Launches Fixmo Extend Tethering Solution in Free Beta

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Fixmo has launched a tethering product called Fixmo Extend that is currently in free beta. Just like other tethering solutions, all you have to do is download the app on your device and the executable on your PC and you’re good to go. Features of Fixmo Extend include:

  • A brilliantly intuitive user interface
  • Handy charts and metrics help you monitor your data usage
  • A simple download of mobile and desktop applications gets you connected quickly
  • Beta includes 1000MBs of free data each month

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Wakeful Helps You Start Your Day Right – Register for the Beta

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The guys who brought you Tether are coming out with a new app called Wakeful. The app is currently in Beta and it looks pretty awesome. Wakeful helps you start your day off right by replacing the conventional alarm clock buzzer with a voice that reads out some important daily information including local weather, stock information and the day’s top headlines. Check out the above video for a brief demo.

Head over to Wakeful.com to register for the Beta.