Today, a new version of Facebook for BlackBerry is available in BlackBerry Beta Zone. Facebook for BlackBerry v1.9 offers exciting features, making it the most convenient mobile Facebook experience yet.

It has been since mid August since a release of any kind has been available for Facebook and today RIM Media Relations let us know that Facebook for BlackBerry v 1.9 is now available in the beta zone. Links and new features listed below.

Key new features of Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones v1.9 include:

·         Dedicated Inbox – View your Facebook messages in one separate inbox or within your BlackBerry messages inbox. The app pre-fetches 30 of your existing messages, and will then continue to sync messages on your BlackBerry smartphone with your Facebook inbox.

·         Facebook Search – Search for individuals and pages, making it easy to find mutual friends, add friends and “like” pages. For BlackBerry 6 users, Universal Search will pull Facebook results too!

·         Enhanced Friends List and Page List – View Friends profile photos and pages in list form

·         Redesigned Navigation Bar – View your own profile and click on the Search and Message icons with the new navigation bar

You must be a BlackBerry Beta Zone member to try out the new Facebook for BlackBerry app. There are a limited number of spots for the beta, so don’t wait to catch the next social networking trend!

Find out more about Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones v1.9 at

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