CALGARY, Jan. 9 /CNW/ - Multiplied Media Corporation (TSX:V MMC), an
award-winning, Calgary-based provider of local search services, is pleased to
announce the availability of the latest version of its marquee product, Poynt,
for the recently released BlackBerry(R) Curve 8900 and BlackBerry Pearl Flip
smartphones. RIM (Research in Motion) invited Multiplied Media to participate
as one of its featured partners at the BlackBerry booth at the Consumer
Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 8 - 11, where the latest version
of the application will be unveiled.
CES is the largest show of its kind in the world, and attracts over
140,000 attendees annually, bringing Multiplied's Poynt service to the
always-on audience to whom mobile search services and multimedia functionality
The newest Poynt release takes advantage of the built-in media player on
the devices, enabling users to watch movie trailers prior to completing the
ticket purchase transaction, also available on Poynt.
"Our mobile user count is growing rapidly. We've seen an increase of
12,000 new BlackBerry users in one month, putting us at more than 37,000,"
said Andrew Osis, CEO, Multiplied Media. "Our development team has been
working tirelessly to ready the Poynt application for the new BlackBerry Curve
and BlackBerry Flip, which we expect to contribute to a continued increase in
our user numbers. These repeating users will help to drive our top line in
2009, as each user contributes to the revenue stream."
The Poynt application for the BlackBerry takes advantage of the
smartphone's robust capabilities including locates by GPS and IP detection,
click-to-call, click-to-map and click-to-view-website functionality. The
always on, always connected nature of the BlackBerry allows users of the Poynt
local search service to get local business and movie information whenever and
wherever they need it.
View the latest version of Poynt at Booth South 4 36206, Consumer
Electronics Show, Las Vegas from January 8 - 11, 2009.
To download Poynt, visit http://m.mypoynt.com from your BlackBerry
About Multiplied Media Corporation
Multiplied Media Corp. (www.multiplied.com) has developed the
award-winning application Poynt (www.mypoynt.com), the multimedia local search
service available over Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger, AOL's AIM instant
messaging network and BlackBerry(R) smartphones. Through agreements with
Yellow Pages Group in Canada, Idearc Media (SuperPages.com) in the United
States and t-info and Infobel in Europe, Poynt simplifies finding and
connecting with businesses, retailers and events wherever and whenever it is
most convenient for the consumer. Headquartered in Calgary, AB, Canada,
Multiplied Media trades on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol MMC.
Forward Looking Statements
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For further information:
For further information: Andrew Osis, CEO & Director, Multiplied Media
Corporation, (403) 313-3719, firstname.lastname@example.org; MEDIA CONTACTS:
Margaret Glover-Campbell, Director, Communications, Multiplied Media
Corporation, (403) 313-3719, email@example.com