It looks like Facebook for BlackBerry version 2.0 is finally be leaving beta and will officially launch tomorrow. According to a message received by N4BB, RIM plans to launch the new version of Facebook through BlackBerry App World with a direct download being available soon after, no doubt. Here are the key features in the new version according to the note:
- Facebook Chat - Facebook Chat is fully integrated with BlackBerry smartphones, so users can start a conversation within the Facebook app or right from the message list on their device. Users never need to worry about missing a chat message since they’ll be notified of new chat messages even when they’re not using the Facebook app.
- Brand New User Interface - Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones features a sleek new design which includes a new navigation grid, a notifications bar that borrows from the BlackBerry 6 “Today View” which summarizes all Facebook notifications, Messages, Friend Requests and Chats all in one handy location, and enhanced profile viewing.
- WiFi Support - Users can stay connected with friends and enjoy the full functionality of the Facebook app for BlackBerry smartphones while in a Wi-Fi hotspot.
- Core Integration - Facebook for BlackBerry is integrated with the BlackBerry message list, BlackBerry Contacts app, BlackBerry calendar, BlackBerry browser, and is now also integrated with BBM.
- Redefined Notifications - Users will now be notified of polled items (notifications that aren’t delivered through BlackBerry push technology), such as ‘Likes’ and Event Wall posts.
The recent update to the Facebook beta had a bunch of updates and new features including a few mentioned above. Keep in mind this launch info is just a rumor until RIM makes it official. If you have Facebook already installed you can keep checking for updates by refreshing your App World list, check blackberry.com/facebook for a direct download or just keep an eye on BBRocks.com to find out when it’s available!
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Rumor: Facebook For BlackBerry App Version 2.0 Launching Tomorrow – BBM Integration & More
Mon, 25 Jul 2011 17:03:09 GMT