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Poynt v1.6 Released Adding BlackBerry 6 Optimizations and More

poynt Poynt let us know that they have updated their popular BlackBerry search app to v1.6. This latest update doesn’t add any crazy new features but it includes a bunch of tweaks and fixes including optimizations for BlackBerry 6 and the Torch. Here is what they have done in this version:

New Features

  • Unified Search integration on 6.0
  • Context Menu enhancements on 6.0
  • Map Route with Google Maps
  • Rotten Tomatoes ratings
  • Added top and bottom shortcut keys “t” and “b” for lists not arranged by alphabet
  • Ability to turn weather on and off
  • Ability to set number of movie results
  • Sort movies by alphabet or rating
  • Faster GPS on 5.0 and newer devices
  • Accuweather extended 6-10 day forecast link
  • Weather improvements

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed BB Maps not working on the Torch
  • Fixed track pad issues on the Torch
  • Fixed touch screen issues on the Torch
  • Fixed issues with AT&T Navigator 2.0
  • Fixed issues with scrolling weather and top 10 movies on 6.0
  • Minor bug fixes on 5.0 and below

You can pick up the latest version at or in App World

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  1. I love this app, but with my aging Storm running OS 5, I have no extra RAM to play with. I cringe with every notice of an update, and every updated is a scary proposition as I am being squeezed out of RAM. I’ve deleted all the apps I “sort-a need” so now I am faced with the prospects of deleting apps I do need.


    Why doesn’t RIM fix this *HUGE* annoyance and allow us to install & run apps in device memory?!? I agree apps need to run in RAM, but they don’t need to be installed in RAM as well. Also, I see the security risks of running apps from removable memory such as SD cards, but device memory is not removable. There is no security risk there.

    Imagine if RIM made this fix, we would not be limited to 512 MB RAM on a BlackBerry for apps. App World would actually get far more business too! Just thinking of App World is distressing to me as I can’t get any more new apps, and there are several apps I cannot afford to upgrade as, in many cases, the upgrade is a much larger file.

    I am concerned about the 512MB available to Torch users. Is that really sufficient? BB6 takes almost 1/2 of that. Folks who have 256MB, such as 9700 users, also want to run BB6? There won’t be any memory left for apps.

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