RIM let us know that they have put an updated version 1.9 of Facebook for BlackBerry in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. There are only limited spots available for beta testers so head on over to the BlackBerry Beta Zone if you want to join. Sadly this version of Facebook for BlackBerry does not add Facebook chat but hopefully version 2.0 will…
Key new features of Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones v1.9 include:
- Dedicated Inbox – View your Facebook messages in one separate inbox or within your BlackBerry messages inbox. The app pre-fetches 30 of your existing messages, and will then continue to sync messages on your BlackBerry smartphone with your Facebook inbox.
- Facebook Search – Search for individuals and pages, making it easy to find mutual friends, add friends and “like” pages. For BlackBerry 6 users, Universal Search will pull Facebook results too!
- Enhanced Friends List and Page List – View Friends profile photos and pages in list form
- Redesigned Navigation Bar – View your own profile and click on the Search and Message icons with the new navigation bar
You can check out the official announcement on the BlackBerry Insider Blog at this link with more info. Let us know what you think of this latest version and don’t forget to leave feedback in the Beta Zone forum saying asking when they will add Facebook chat!