Local search app Poynt recently announced an agreement with Nokia to preload its application, timesPoynt, on Nokia Lumia 710 and Nokia Lumia 800 smartphones in India. timesPoynt is immediately available on these smartphones.
timesPoynt is a joint initiative of Poynt Corp. and Times Internet Limited, the largest Indian media conglomerate. The free application is powered by data from Timescity.com and provides users in India with the ability to locate restaurants, nightlife, events, movie theaters and weather information. Like the generic Poynt app, timesPoynt features the ability to click-to-call businesses, get directions, browse listing websites, send details to a friend or add listings to their device calendar or address book.
To date, Poynt has been preloaded or distributed with eight mobile carriers and device manufacturers such as Sprint subsidiaries Virgin USA and Boost Mobile USA, Cricket, Wind Mobile in Canada, Virgin Media and Vodafone in the United Kingdom, Samsung globally and now Nokia.
According to the company’s statistics, for each app preloaded on a smartphone, around 34% become active users who generate over 33 queries