Poynt Corporation

Poynt Corporation

January 20, 2011 04:01 ET

Poynt App Shortlisted for GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2011

Poynt shortlisted in the Apps of the Year category on the BlackBerry App World Platform

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 20, 2011) - Poynt Corporation ("Poynt Corp." or the "Company")(TSX VENTURE:PYN), a leading provider of mobile local search services, today announced they have been shortlisted for the 2011 GSMA Global Mobile Awards. Poynt ("Poynt" or "the App") has been included in the Apps of the Year category on the BlackBerry App World Platform.

The Global Mobile Awards are the mobile industry's premier annual awards, produced by the GSMA, the industry associationrepresenting the global mobile communications industry. Winners will be announced at the upcoming Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona on February 15th, 2011. 

In its 16th year, the Global Mobile Awards honours excellence and innovation in the mobile communications industry. Poynt's place in the shortlist of companies continues to solidify its role as a global leader in the consumer applications space. "Being recognized by the GSMA in this way is truly exciting for us," said Andrew Osis, CEO, Poynt Corporation. "It is through the hard work of our team and support from our partners that we have been able to deliver a solid mobile local search experience to consumers living in a growing list of countries."

"Our congratulations go to all the nominees in this year's Global Mobile Awards,"said Rob Conway, CEO of the GSMA. "To get down to just 115 nominees across 10 categories, from more than 470 high calibre entries, certainly presented our judges with a tough challenge this year. It is a great achievement to be shortlisted among such a high quality field of nominations and entrants and we eagerly anticipate the announcement of the winners on Tuesday February 15that the Mobile World Congress and look forward to showcasing another great year of innovation for the mobile industry." 

Poynt is a convenient and timesaving GPS-enabled application that connects consumers to local businesses, restaurants and movie theatres at the moment they want to buy or acquire products or services. Poynt gives consumers the ability to move beyond discovery of their local area to view movie trailers and showtimes, book dining reservations, view directions on a map, click-to-call the business, view their website, add results to calendar or email results to friends without exiting the application.

Poynt is available as a free download to users in Canada, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Spain and Australia for BlackBerry® smartphones and for iPhone and iPod Touch, Android and Window Phone 7 devices from the respective App Stores. Poynt is also available via Over the Air download at m.poynt.com.

About Poynt Corporation

Poynt Corporation (about.poynt.com) develops and operates mobile applications that enhance the consumers' ability to connect with the people and businesses most important to them. Their multi-award-winning Poynt application (www.poynt.com) is a mobile local search service available over BlackBerry smartphones, iPhone and iPod Touch, Android devices and Windows Phone 7. Through agreements with directory and vertical content providers in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia, Poynt simplifies finding and connecting with businesses, retailers and events wherever and whenever it is most convenient for the consumer. The MyInboxNow offering enables low-end feature phones to behave like smartphones for email access. MyInboxNow is available to mobile operators as a private label solution. Headquartered in Calgary, AB, Canada, Poynt Corp. trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol PYN.

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