RIM introduces Facebook for your BlackBerry

With mobile Myspace apps taking over the world, it’s nice to see the “other” social networking site get a little bit of mobile love. RIM has just announced a new Facebook application for their BlackBerry smartphones. The app runs natively on the Berry OS, and brings a number of innovative features to help you stay connected with your Facebook circle of friends, including notifications and full site access right from your phone. The press release mentions an exclusive partnership with T-Mobile, but we’re guessing that this will also work with BlackBerry’s on other carriers. Check out the full rundown of features right here:

– Receive notifications and messages automatically – Leveraging the BlackBerry platform’s push-based architecture, notifications and messages are automatically sent to the user; the user can also set a unique alert (vibration and/or ringtone) for Facebook related content

– Quickly access essential features – Convenient onscreen icons let users quickly change their Status, upload a photo, add a friend, poke someone, write on a Wall, or send a message. Users can also quickly scroll through messages and notifications as they do with email messages

– Invite friends to join Facebook and accept new friend requests

– Quickly snap and post pictures along with a caption and tags – The photo upload feature is also integrated with the BlackBerry smartphone camera and photo management applications on the smartphone

– View the Status of friends

– Read, compose and reply to messages even while offline – If the user is out of wireless coverage, messages are queued until the user returns to an area of coverage


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