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Well this is a pleasant surprise, RIM media relations let us know they have launched a new beta version of Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones. There are currently well over 30 million monthly active users on Facebook for BlackBerry and approximately 21 million active daily users on Facebook for BlackBerry.

Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones is the easiest way for BlackBerry users to access their Facebook account and stay connected to their friends, family and peers while on the go. 

Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones v2.0, with a new look and feel, provides a more integrated, compelling mobile Facebook experience and makes it even easier for BlackBerry users to keep track of friends, book meetings and add content to their profiles. 

Key features of the app include:

·         “Always On” Facebook Chat Notifications

·         Redesigned Navigation Grid

·         New Notifications Bar

·         Improved News Feed Scrolling

·         Enhanced Profiles

·         Added Publisher Functionality

·         Updated User Interface

Please note the initial beta release will be available for BlackBerry 6 users only, but support for BlackBerry® Device Software 4.6 and higher will be added in subsequent beta releases and will be available at launch.


Facebook for BlackBerry is currently available through BlackBerry® Beta Zone

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