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RIM Announces New Facebook App for BlackBerry PlayBook

Today at BlackBerry World RIM announced the official FaceBook application for the BlackBerry PlayBook. We don’t have screens shots at the moment but Check out the full press release and features below:

Press release:

Waterloo, ON – Following on the success of the Facebook for BlackBerry® smartphones app, Research
In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced Facebook for BlackBerry®
PlayBook™ — a new app that delivers popular features of Facebook, optimized for the 7″ high resolution,
multi-touch LCD display of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet. “There are over 30 million users of our Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones app who are staying in touch with their social network while on the go,” said Tom Goguen, VP, Collaboration and Social Networking at Research In Motion, “Now with Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook we can also offer customers highly engaging social experiences optimized for the PlayBook including the ability to share FaceBook pictures and videos with friends and family on an HDTV.”

Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook offers users a highly engaging experience by integrating popular
features and functionality of Facebook including;

  • View and add Friends – Users can interact with friends quickly and easily: find friends by
    scanning the new grid view of their profile pictures; search for and add new friends and manage
    new friend requests; browse their profiles, photos and videos; view and interact with wall posts;
    view key information on profiles and pages; and view, comment and ‘like’ photos on profiles and
  • Enjoy seamless photo and video viewing – Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook makes it easy to
    upload photos from the BlackBerry PlayBook Picture Library, tag friends in photos, view
    comments, tags and likes. The BlackBerry PlayBook can also be connected to an HD TV to
    display photos and videos at a whole new level in full 1080p HD.
  • Connect with friends using Facebook Chat – On the BlackBerry PlayBook screen, users can
    enjoy side-by-side viewing of online contacts and active conversations. Notifications of new Chat
    messages are displayed on the Notifications Bar, so users can quickly and easily read and respond
    to new Chat messages while browsing friends’ profiles, viewing their pictures or reading their
    status updates.
  • View and interact with the News Feed – Users will be able to browse highlights such as photo
    uploads and status updates and seamlessly view links in the BlackBerry PlayBook browser. They
    will also be able to “Comment” and “Like” to discuss and show appreciation for friends’ content,
    as well as publish a status update or upload a photo from the status publisher accessible from their
    Profile or from within the News Feed.

The Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook application will be showcased this week at BlackBerry World
2011 ( in Orlando, FL and is expected to be available on BlackBerry App
World™ in May.

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  1. Facebook on Playbook this makes me crave for playbook more….

    • Hi @ghin,

      Alex from RIM here. We’re receiving a great response on the new Facebook app for PlayBook – it’s great to see you’re excited about it, too!

      Keep an eye on our Inside BlackBerry Blog ( for more news from BlackBerry World.

      Alex, RIM Social Media Team

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