CTIA Wireless 2008: Facebook for BlackBerry Tops 1,000,000 Downloads

By James Falconer on 1 Apr 2008 01:13 pm EDT
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Facebook for BlackBerryToday at CTIA, RIM announced that downloads of the Facebook app for BlackBerry have surpassed the 1,000,000 mark! Wow that's a lot of downloads! The app gives Facebook lovers an easy-to-use interface to utilize Facebook on the go, no matter where they are. The userbase has grown leaps and bounds as the app was announced only a year ago at last years CTIA. 1,000,000 in one year?... Not bad!

From the official press release:

"When we launched Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones, we believed that consumers would recognize the value of marrying social networking with mobility and that vision has now been validated more than a million times," said Mark Guibert, Vice President of Corporate Marketing at Research In Motion. "This innovative mobile application, combined with the refined usability of BlackBerry smartphones and the incredible convenience of the push-based BlackBerry service, makes it easier than ever for Facebook users to stay connected with people wherever they choose."

With the Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones application, Facebook users can wirelessly send and view messages, photos, pokes and Wall posts. The rich, native application goes beyond browser-based access, automatically pushing notifications to the user's BlackBerry smartphone as friends and colleagues send notes, Wall posts or pokes. The application allows users to take a photo, upload it to the site with captions and tags; quickly and easily invite friends; manage events; manage photo albums; and manage their status while on the go.

Jonesing for more Facebook?

If you haven't installed this app yet, you can get it at www.facebook.com/blackberry or www.blackberry.com/go/facebook. Alternatively you can install it OTA from m.facebook.com or mobile.blackberry.com.

If you're visiting CTIA, you can drop by the BlackBerry booth (425 in Center Hall) for a live demo.

Also worthy of note is the app now has language support for French, German and Spanish.

While the number of Facebook downloads is impressive, almost as impressive (to us anyway) is the number of downloads of our very own Pin Exchange App for Facebook. It's still in beta, but already has over 10,000 users! To get the CrackBerry Pin Exchange App for Facebook, visit http://www.pinexchange.com

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1 comment

philb

I'll admit I downloaded it, really not much of a
program. I wasn't a facebook person but I signed up
been on for couple of months and really see nothing
of interest, unless you count pin exchange....OK so
nobody has used my pin....so really nothing on
facebook