RIM today announced the Facebook for BlackBerry 1.6 launch. The new version will go live this evening at 6 p.m. (EST). Anyone can access it from their BlackBerry Browser or from the desktop at www.blackberry.com/facebook
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: o Thai o Indonesian o European Portuguese