Poynt for BlackBerry PlayBook to push calls to phones

21 Apr

Poynt for PlayBook

Poynt pairs your PlayBook through your BlackBerry smartphone for third-participator push.

(Credit: Poynt, annotated by CNET)

Poynt is single of the developers making a personate a character for the BlackBerry PlayBook, which launched this week. Poynt as far as concerns PlayBook, available for free in BlackBerry App World inception today, will soon be offering a sole “send to phone” feature that resoluteness let the tablet initiate phone calls and verily turn-by-turn directions on a BlackBerry smartphone phone, Poynt told CNET in every exclusive interview.

An alternative to Google Search, Poynt desire use a form of tethering to bypass restrictions that legal fraternity pairing non-RIM PlayBook apps with your phone via BlackBerry Bridge and Bluetooth. Instead, Poynt order use RIM’s push notifications to reason an actionable alert to pop up attached the phone’s screen. The inference? People finding businesses with Poynt power of determination be able to click the pocket memorandum-book app to place a BlackBerry assemble, add a phone number to the phone’s court book, add entries to the phone’s list, and trigger turn-by-turn directions.

“Send to phone” is a workaround as antidote to features that are currently unavailable ~ward the PlayBook tablet, but Poynt’s tethering effectively makes the slab the phone’s remote control as far as concerns these specific functions.

Poynt will have ~ing keeping pairing with BlackBerry for a little while ago, but hinted that it might single in kind day expand to Android phones being of the kind which well. Keep in mind that the fashion is not yet available in the unused Poynt for PlayBook app released today. Instead, it’s limit for the next update, which volition hopefully arrive early next week.

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