Bing vs Poynt

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    Bing vs Poynt

    I just downloaded Bing, I was already using Poynt to find movies, restaurants, etc.
    They seem to do the same thing, Bing is a much bigger file size and seems slower than Poynt in finding what your looking for on my BB.
    Both use GPS to determine your location and give directions.
    My early analysis is that Poynt is still a better app considering size and speed.
    What is your opinion?




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    I will try Bing today. Poynt consistently gives horrible search results for me. Last time I chose restaurants, asian, and searched nearby, it gave me results that were escort services! WTF? It's not like I did a general search. I had already told it that I just wanted a restaurant!
    Last edited by Rednukleus; 11-01-2009 at 05:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rednukleus View Post
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    I will try Bing today. Poynt consistently gives horrible search results for me. Last time I chose restaurants, asian, and searched nearby, it gave me results that were escort services! WTF? It's not like I did a general search. I had already told it that I just wanted a restaurant!
    I haven't had that problem, although an escort service once in awhile might not be a bad idea

    I just realized I can accomplish the same results with Bing by setting "m.bing.com" as a Launcher in my Quicklanch, then saving my location settings.
    It shows everything the Bing app did, movies, restaurants, etc near my location and I don't have to download a 1.5 mg file.

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    Tried LiveSearch for 4.7. I don't think there is a Bing app yet is there? Anyway it wasn't bad but it froze pretty quickly. Google Maps does a fine job. I always use that and get good results.

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    Bing link:
    http://static.appserver.m.bing.net/b.../9550/bing.jad

    However, I like Superpages over either of those personally.

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    Poynt seems to be a better app overall. Bing seemed too bulky and slow.
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    Bing was a waste for me, I've had good luck with Poynt
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    I chose other...I like an app called BTsidekick more. It combines all the functionality of Poynt, Where and Bing in one program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlevy73 View Post
    I chose other...I like an app called BTsidekick more. It combines all the functionality of Poynt, Where and Bing in one program.
    Wow, I never heard of BTsidekick, what an app!!!
    Just downloaded it and you're right. This is a keeper, thanks

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    I used to use poynt, of late I have been using Where with success.

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    I have always been a huge fan of Poynt. The Bing icon was on the 9550 when I got it so I tried it. I haven't noticed any slowness with it but maybe that's because I have so much friggen memory! The thing that made me keep Bing and not DL Poynt is the voice recognition. It always gives me the exact results I'm looking for and I never have to repeat myself because it gets it right the first time, every time.

    What is this BTsidekick? Does it have voice recognition as well? Anyone got a link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyGrubz View Post
    I have always been a huge fan of Poynt. The Bing icon was on the 9550 when I got it so I tried it. I haven't noticed any slowness with it but maybe that's because I have so much friggen memory! The thing that made me keep Bing and not DL Poynt is the voice recognition. It always gives me the exact results I'm looking for and I never have to repeat myself because it gets it right the first time, every time.

    What is this BTsidekick? Does it have voice recognition as well? Anyone got a link?
    Do a search on App World. I'm downloading now as I'm curious as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TommyGrubz View Post
    I have always been a huge fan of Poynt. The Bing icon was on the 9550 when I got it so I tried it. I haven't noticed any slowness with it but maybe that's because I have so much friggen memory! The thing that made me keep Bing and not DL Poynt is the voice recognition. It always gives me the exact results I'm looking for and I never have to repeat myself because it gets it right the first time, every time.

    What is this BTsidekick? Does it have voice recognition as well? Anyone got a link?
    BTSidekick Mobile -- Home Page

    No voice recognition that I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordtm View Post
    BTSidekick Mobile -- Home Page

    No voice recognition that I see.
    I just tried out the app. I still prefer Poynt over the others
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