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Poynt Corporation

January 11, 2011 04:00 ET

Poynt Local Search Application for Android Now Available in Germany

Android Users in Germany Now Have Access to the Award-winning Location-Based Search Experience

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 11, 2011) - Poynt Corporation ("Poynt Corp." or the "Company")(TSX VENTURE:PYN), a leading provider of mobile local search services, today announced the availability and localization of its award-winning Poynt local search application for Android devices in Germany. Today's launch expands on Poynt's Android availability in Canada, the United States, Australia and Europe.

Poynt, a free application available on the Android Market, connects Android users to businesses, movies, retailers, restaurants, gas prices and local weather information. Poynt for Android features a Top Ten movie widget for easy access to previews, film synopsis', local movie times and locations. Voice-activated search (available on voice-enabled phones) allows users to search businesses, restaurants and movies in their local area without typing.

Poynt combines the power of multiple applications in one intuitive package. Whether at home or abroad, Android users can view business, restaurant and movie listings, map search results, get directions, view movie trailers and read restaurant reviews. Poynt's integrated weather background changes based on the local weather and users have one click access to long term forecasts. Poynt for Android also features Rotten Tomatoes movie ratings, giving users an overall ranking of how critics feel about the latest movies.

"Poynt is designed to take advantage of the unique capabilities of each device and for Android this means voice-activated search and a movie widget to provide an even more streamlined search experience," said Andrew Osis, CEO, Poynt Corp. "We have a fundamental belief that apps should be available in the native language of the user and are pleased to be able to now offer Poynt to users in Germany, Italy, France and Spain."

The new version of Poynt for Android is immediately available for download from the Android Market:http://www.android.com/market/#app=com.poynt.android

Poynt is a free application available to Android as well as iPhone and iPod Touch, BlackBerry smartphone users in Canada, the United States, Germany, Italy, France, Spain and the United Kingdom. Poynt is available for Windows Phone 7 users in Canada, the United States and the UK. Poynt is also available to BlackBerry smartphone users in Australia. Poynt is available for download on the Android Market, on BlackBerry Appworld®, Windows Marketplace and on the iTunes App Store. Users may also download direct from their device browser via m.poynt.com.

suchen.de, one of Germany's leading local search engines for businesses including restaurants, retailers, hotels, museums and public institutions, launched on Poynt in May 2009. Poynt users in Germany can now access relevant, localized content on their BlackBerry, as well as Android smartphones.

SEARCHTEQ GmbH (formerly t-info), a joint venture between Deutsche Telekom Medien GmbH (DeTeMedien) and directory publishers in Germany, provides high quality search results with suchen.de. Andreas Arndt, Managing Director of SEARCHTEQ GmbH, stated "For us, the Android app is a wonderful continuation of the cooperation partnership with Poynt Corporation. Since May 2009, when Poynt launched the BlackBerry application with suchen.de, we have recorded a steadily increasing number of search queries. We are confident that the Android app will also be accepted by the users just as well as the BlackBerry apps."

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 as well as Android and Windows Phone 7 devices. 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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