Tether Launches Android Product

HALIFAX, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - Tether is pleased to announce the launch of its latest product, Tether for Android, which targets the fastest growing segment of the smartphone market. Tether, the Nova Scotia-based company that provides customers with dependable Internet access through their smartphone data plan anywhere there is cellular coverage, said the new platform is now available for download on its website, www.tether.com/android/.

Tether was launched in March, 2009, as a means of allowing people fast, affordable Internet access almost anywhere by letting them work on their laptops via their smartphone data plan. Having proven its success on the BlackBerry platform, Tether is now moving on to more platforms to expand its product range.

"We're excited to hit another Open Platform like Android, which is growing faster than iPhone &Research in Motion combined," said Tim Burke, CEO of Tether. "We noticed a massive trend of users migrating to this platform, and we are responding to the movement in the marketplace."

According to Gartner Consulting, Android accounted for 25.5 percent of worldwide smartphone sales in the third quarter of 2010. It is now the No. 2 operating system, exceeded only by Symbian, which had a 36.6 percent share of the sales.

About Tether
Tether is the developer of an application that links your smartphone to your laptop, enabling high-speed Internet access on your laptop through your smartphone data plan anywhere there is cellular coverage. Tether is easy to install, simple to use, works practically anywhere, and is cost-effective.

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For further information:

Patrick Hankinson, Chief Marketing Officer of Tether, (518) 478-6195,
phankinson@tether.com

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