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Ex-Poynt developers introduce Spotcast, a socialized local search app for BlackBerry 10

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Remember Poynt? Once upon a time, it was everybody's favorite local search app on BlackBerry. Though the company sadly didn't make it in the long haul, a few of the old developers are keeping the spirit alive in a new app called Spotcast. It has a lot of the same stuff you'd come to expect from Poynt - GPS-based search within certain categories of business, plus a smattering of useful related tools, including weather and a tip calculator. The real twist is the social element.

Bing for BlackBerry updated adding many new features

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Bing for BlackBerry

Today, Microsoft released an update to Bing for BlackBerry. It is now compatible with BlackBerry 6 (the Torch at least) and they have also made performance improvements for OS5 devices. Bing for BlackBerry's new features include:

Google Voice Local Search

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This isn’t exactly BlackBerry specific, but it was so cool I thought it would be interesting to talk about anyway. Google Labs has a new (experimental) service to search for local businesses over the phone. It works from any phone and it’s a free service.

Windows Live Search BETA available for BlackBerry

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