We told you that HootSuite has been running a private beta of their BlackBerry Twitter app for over a month now and according to them the wait for public release is almost over. They posted the following update on their blog:
Blackberry fans are adamantly vocal about their desire to Hoot from their beloved ‘berrys — and the wait is almost over! Soon fans everywhere will have a ‘berry-ready Owl with Facebook and Twitter in your hand — just don’t squish it!
To quench your desire, here are the first screenshots of HootSuite for Blackberry to share with your colleagues.
The pilot batch of HootSuite for Blackberry beta users are testing the first iteration with more invites going out soon (we haven’t forgotten about the thousands of you who signed up to test).
Haven’t added your name to the beta list yet? Get on board by signing-up for the HootSuite for Blackberry beta program to be ahead of the curve.
No word on if “Soon” means months or days but it looks promising. In case you don’t know what HootSuite is here is a quick overview. They essentially offer a suite of tools for businesses and personalities to manage their Twitter presence and other social networks via their service. Even RIM uses their tool to manage part of their BlackBerry Twitter account. It should be interesting to see how their BlackBerry app stacks up to the native RIM app.