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Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones Now Supports OS 5
      #40592 - 05/06/11 01:32 PM

Facebook and RIM have been busy. Facebook for the BlackBerry PlayBook was released this week at the BlackBerry World, and today RIM released an update for Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones v2.0 beta application in its Beta Zone. The biggest addition in this update is the BlackBerry OS 5 support. Here is more info on this new update to Facebook for BlackBerry phones:

Updates for this popular beta application include:

Support for BlackBerry OS 5.0
The beta app now supports BlackBerry smartphones with BlackBerry OS 5 and above.

Facebook Chat Enhancements
o Know when a friend is typing a message by the visual cue of ?is typing a message?
o Filter Online Contacts to quickly find a specific friend and start a Chat message.

Mutual Friends and Friends List
Discover which friends you have in common with other users via the Info tab on Profiles (dependent on Privacy Settings of the user).

Enhanced integration with BlackBerry native apps
Click on PINs, Phone Numbers, and email addresses displayed in Wall posts, messages or the Info tab, to perform the respective action (e.g., place a call) or save the information to your BlackBerry Contacts application

BlackBerry Beta Zone users can download the latest version at


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