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Facebook for BlackBerry v2.0 Beta 4 Released in Beta Zone

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RIM is continuing with their rapid release schedule for their social app portfolio today. The latest out the door is a new beta for Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones which is now available in the Beta Zone. This new version contains some very nice refinements including integration with BBM and other apps.

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Here is the change log provided by RIM:

  • Enhanced Notifications – users will now be notified of polled items, such as ‘Likes’ and Event Wall posts.
  • Cross-Channel Messaging – Deep integration of Facebook with core BlackBerry applications allows users to share Facebook Content across BlackBerry Messaging Applications. An example includes sending News Feed items to other messaging applications, like email, SMS, BBM, Twitter and more.
  • Enhanced Integration with BlackBerry Native Apps – Building on enhanced integration with BlackBerry Native Apps, Facebook v2.0 now includes additional messaging options from the ‘More’ button within a Profile and from the Friends list.
  • In-App Error Reporting – Users can install the BlackBerry Feedback Tool through the Menu in the Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones app. The BlackBerry Feedback Tool can be used to send feedback on BlackBerry features, functions, and applications at any time and is currently available in English only.
  • Touch Toolbar – BlackBerry smartphone users with a touch screen device will now have Compose, Reply, and Delete icons located along the bottom of the device screen in the Facebook Inbox for quick and easy access to these popular features.

You can pick up this latest release in the Beta Zone at You just need to be in one of the allowed Beta Zone countries and be registered. Hopefully RIM will simply release it publicly soon. You can also read more about the features of this release on the RIM Inside BlackBerry Blog.

11 total comments on this postSubmit your comment!
  1. I love it so much! And I seriously thought it could not get any better! :)

  2. “Hopefully RIM will simply release it publicly soon.”

    Does this app use the BBM6 SDK (beta)? (I would hope so given the level of integration that is being reported. 😉 ). I am not a Facebook user, but according to RIM, apps that use the SDK cannot be released publicly until both BBM 6 and the SDK come out of beta — BBM 6 has been in Beta Zone for MONTHS!

  3. Nice add with the core integration, hope that doesn’t increase spam in BBM broadcast messages :S

  4. Nice add with the core integration, hope that doesn’t increase spam in BBM broadcast messages :S

  5. They’ve done a great job with FB. It would be nice to see this released soon – as long as the bugs are worked out.

  6. I can get the menu listed in the second screen shot but not the first one. Anyone else figure this out yet?

  7. Nice gonna update right!! :) Really glad my request as been answered with that like notification :)

  8. Definitely one of their better updates. Ranks up there with chat finally coming. lol. I agree with above about BBM spam. I’m preparing myself for them.

  9. Great features improvement by RIM. Works charmly on my bold 9700 os 6.

  10. looks darn nice.. why didnt they send email notif?

  11. Somehow I never really figured out the beta testing thing. I registered once and downloaded an app but when i went to do it again it said I wasn’t registered, and I couldn’t figure out what to do.

    Anyway hope this comes out soon.

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