Facebook 1.6 Launching On May 28th?

Facebook 1.6 Launching On May 28th?
By Bla1ze on 23 May 2009 02:39 am EDT

* Update: See screen captures of Facebook version 1.6 in action. *

FaceBook 1.6 has been popping up lately, most recently over at BerryReview where Ronen has posted some information regarding the upcoming release date for it. May 28th is  being tossed around as the official launch date for it, but as we all are more then fully aware RIM could change this at any given time so we'll just have to wait it out and see what happens. There are some changes that are said to be coming with FaceBook 1.6 as well, as outlined below:

  • Feed support - view and comment on friends status updates and highlights
  • Profile and wall viewing- view and comment on friends’ profiles and wall updates
  • Improved photo viewing - view and comment on pictures
  • Additional language support 

I just hope this time around RIM has the kinks worked out before the actual launch. FaceBook 1.5 was delayed numerous times and then at launch people still had issues with it. It seems a little weird that they're even going to release a version 1.6, and not just roll back the upgrades and improved featureset into a bigger 2.0 launch. I guess they want to move on from 1.5 as soon as possible.

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Facebook 1.6 Launching On May 28th?


1.5 sucked as an upgrade and RIM needs to create a better app. If they keep updating and improving it, that's a good sign.

Progress is good, gives us more functionality. I'm not a
hard FaceBook user but I was happy with 1.5... The whole
Contact/message integration is cool :)


Now what happened last time RIM promised us a FaceBook application on a certain date :)

You guys are not going to see OS 5 for a while so the best thing would be to just get it out of your head, and why would RIM release an app for 5.0 when the OS isnt even out its going to work for everyone running any OS

Only problem I had with 1.5 was the sending notifications to people when I wanted to link their Facebook to my BB Contacts. That was patched quick, though, and nothing else other than that. Updates are always (well, usually) a good thing.

I agree, its about time! Chat is one of the main things I use facebook for, and its rather silly that they haven't impemented it yet.

For the update 1.7 they need to add the Chat Feature to Facebook... so people can chat on the go with friends as they are running out or just having fun -- other than being on a computer. --- Chat Feature is a must for the blackberry Facebook program

A lot of other messaging programs have FB IM built into them. I believe Palringo has it built in and it's a free app. For sure, I know IM+ and BeeJive has them for sure.

Hope they update for bb with trackballs soon looks more myspace now like how the pictures show up very nice indeed :)

Is May 28 the Canadian equivalent of April 1 in the US? If you (or the mass media "unofficially") throws a date out there, you better A: keep it, or B: communicate clearly with your user base. What's the point of pissing off your customers?

So apparently OS 5.0 does not work at all woth FB 1.5
And only with 1.6
Maybe this is the reason for the pushback?
Coinciding the FB launch with the official OS 5.0 launch?

One of the reasons I didnt upgrade to 1.5 is because it stopped synchronizing my Outlook calendar entries. So I stuck with v1.2

I was excited when 1.6 came out because I figured that it was fixed...NOPE

So now what, live with the new and improved 1.6(which is really cool) or uninstall and rollback to 1.2 to synchronize my calendar

Anyone else have this issue?