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FAQ: Comparing BlackBerry Facebook App To Facebook Mobile Website

FacebookappforblackberryI just read a great Knowledgebase article on RIM’s website that compares the RIM Facebook application with the regular Facebook mobile website. It is pretty details and I found it to be quite a good read. You can catch the full comparison after the jump or at the following link.

Feature Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones Facebook Mobile Site
General
  • Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones user interface is on the the BlackBerry smartphone
  • Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones does not rely on the browser speed or accessibility
The Mobile Site URL is m.facebook.com.
Photo Uploading
  • Upload photos from the Facebook picture gallery, email attachment, or directly from the camera
  • Add photos to an existing album or create a new album
  • Add tags or captions to photos
  • Leverage data compression for efficient uploading of photos
Upload photos by completing the following:

Note: Enter code once. After the code is entered the uploads are added automatically.

Friend List Management Access the Friend list from within Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones without having to sign in to the mobile site. Access the Friend List by logging in to the mobile site.
Notifications
  • Constant connection to Facebook networks
  • Messages, Friend Requests, Event Invitations, Group Invitations, Pokes, Tags, and Wall Posts can be sent to the BlackBerry smartphone
  • A notification symbol appears on the ribbon indicating a new event
Facebook messages, wall posts, and notifications are sent to your BlackBerry smartphone as text messages.
Status Updates
  • Change status from within Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones
  • View most recent friend updates
  • View status updates while reviewing the Friends List
  • Log in to the Facebook for BlackBerry smarpthones Mobile Site to change status
  • View most recent friend updates when logged it
Messaging
  • The Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones user can send communications from within the application
  • Selecting a friend is auto populated when the Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones user starts to type in the name
  • Login to the Mobile Site and send communications
  • Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones must navigate to or search for the friend to send the message
IT policy IT administrator may turn off elements of Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones, such as photo uploading and social networking. To block the Mobile Site, the IT administrator must block the site specifically.
Familiar desktop Facebook look and feel Top navigation buttons take the Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones user to the most popular features of the application. Mobile Site look and feel.

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