RIM just let me know that Facebook 1.6 that we told you about before is going to be officially released today at 9PM EST. That is in less than 4 hours! Nothing new in here that we did not tell you about before but it looks like they fixed the bugs they had. Now if only they would add Facebook chat and support for OS 5.0…
Here’s a highlight of new features:
- Status updates and highlights on the home page – you can now view your friends’ most recent status updates right on the home page. Highlights like photo uploads and wall posts are just a click away and you can comment on a photo, poke a friend, etc. right from the home page.
- Wall access from within Facebook for BlackBerry – with one click on your friend’s profile picture from the home page, you can access their wall without having to go to the mobile site.
- Photo viewing in a simple, easy-to-use slideshow format – check out your friends’ latest photo albums with improved photo viewing, and view albums in a simple and easy-to-use slideshow format. Just scroll back and forth through the thumbnails along the bottom to display the larger picture in the center of the screen.
- Facebook for BlackBerry 1.6 will also support three new languages:
- European Portuguese
You should be able to pick it up at 9PM at www.blackberry.com/facebook. Let me know when it is live!