Good news for you LinkedIn fans out there. The BlackBerry smartphone app has been updated to version 2.1 bringing some nice new features to the business persons social network.

We have only had this new and improved LinkedIn app for about six weeks so it's great to see an update so soon. I would imagine that with the deep LinkedIn integration in BlackBerry 10 we may see further improvements to the BB6/BB7 version in the future.

New features in the update include:

  • The new LinkedIn for BlackBerry smartphones version 2.1 includes:Staying in the Know - With LinkedIn 2.1 you now have access to view all of your ‘Saved Jobs' as well as View and Save Jobs that are ‘Recommended' for you making it easy and convenient for customers to stay in the loop and to be the first to know about job opportunities.
  • Real-time Access to Professional Groups - Put your professional network at your fingertips with LinkedIn 2.1.  You can now easily and quickly grow your professional connections by accessing, adding, viewing and participating in Groups.  Access ‘Groups You May Like' and join these groups right from your BlackBerry smartphone.  You can also see Pending Group Memberships and see and add content to Groups you've already joined
  • Syncing your LinkedIn Connection Information with BlackBerry Contacts - LinkedIn 2.1 keeps you connected with your professional network by giving you the ability to sync/merge your LinkedIn Connection Information with your BlackBerry contacts.  A new contact can optionally be created if none exists. 

More information/Download LinkedIn for BlackBerry smartphones