Our buddy Kevin over at CrackBerry got some insider info on the upcoming update to Facebook. We told you about RIM putting out version 1.3 and then yanking it so maybe this will be the next update.
According to Kevin the new app will have some better Facebook features but will sadly still direct you to the mobile site to view friends pictures and profiles!
What will be new in 1.5:
- New Account Creation – the ability to create a new Facebook account directly on the BlackBerry handheld.
- Access and Manage Facebook Phone Book – the ability to view friends phone numbers, request friends phone numbers, publish your phone number and even add these to your BlackBerry address book.
- Facebook Birthday and BlackBerry Calendar Link – the ability to automatically import & link friends birthdays in to the BlackBerry Calendar as part of the Facebook Friend List linking
- Facebook Event Calendar and Blackberry Calendar Link – the ability to save Facebook events into the BlackBerry Calendar. Facebook events will be differentiated by a different color and an event reminder notification may be set up.
Kevin also mentioned that a version 2.0 is in the works for the end of the year along with BIS 2.7 and an update to the Flickr and MySpace app. I really wish RIM would just let us view a friends profile page or pictures…
Thanks Tashanna for sending this on in!