FaceBook App comes to BlackBerry!

FaceBook coming to BlackBerry
By Kevin Michaluk on 24 Oct 2007 01:57 pm EDT
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Did I say there would be no exciting announcements from RIM at CTIA this year? I was wrong! Mike Lazaridus, co-CEO of Research in Motion, and Dustin Moskovitz, co-founder of Facebook, today announced the launch of Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones at the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment show in San Francisco. Our CTIA correspondents Dieter and Chris took in the announcement (and snapped a bunch of photos for your viewing pleasure) and were quick to get the news to me. Thanks guys!

This native application goes way beyond the standard browser-based access previously available to mobile Facebookers. With the new Facebook app, all of the benefits of BlackBerry "push" technology are utilized - notificiations (emails, new wall posts, pokes) made on the site will immediately appear on the BlackBerry. Furthermore, the application also allows users to take a photo (assuming you're on a Pearl or Curve), upload it to the site with captions and tags, invite friends, manage events, manage albums, and even update status while on the go. The app is available for download by all BlackBerry users for free (go to www.blackberry.com/facebook/mobiledownload), and will also ship already installed on new BlackBerrys. T-Mobile will be the first carrier to deliver the goods.

“Facebook is one of the fastest growing web destinations among BlackBerry smartphone users and it has become an important element in the evolving fabric of personal communications,” said Mike Lazaridis, President and Co-CEO at Research In Motion. “Facebook and RIM share a vision for enhanced mobile communications and social networking based on open, standards-based platforms and this has allowed us to produce a rich mobile application for Facebook users that leverages the push-based architecture, multimedia features and industry-leading usability of the BlackBerry solution.”

I'm off to download it and start playing. I'll be back with more once I get some good Facetime with Facebook. In the meantime, let us know what you think of the app!

* Updated: I just finished installing and playing with the App for an hour. I posted a quick review in the CrackBerry Forums. * 

Read RIM's Press Release for Full Details >>
See Photo Gallery of Facebook Launch >>
Discuss Facebook for BlackBerry in the Forums >> 

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Facebook Photos Courtesy of Chris Kingree. Note taking Courtesy of Mike Overbo. Thanks Guys!!!

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Reader comments

FaceBook App comes to BlackBerry!

15 Comments

i got the application like 5 minutes ago and then i go and log into CB and see this post! lmao.
i guess CB is really on top of the game on this one.

so, if anyone wants to find me on Facebook feel free!

~much love~
hit up the PIN

AND KEEP CRACKIN!

I just finished installing / configuring it on my 8800r, and it works great.
Much better than the earlier FaceBook pin-message method.
The status updates show the person's picture as well.
There are options for the app to customize various features, nice touch (that can help minimize data charges if one doesn't have unlimited data plan).
Great app, much appreciated!

This isn't supported by T-Mobile. Sweet thanks T-Mobile. Another reason why I'm ready to move to AT&T. Does anyone know when the 9000 series will debut? Trying to decide if I should get an 8800 (or is the curve better?) or wait for the next gen...

if rogers would release the curve 8320 by now, i would buy it surely for facebook connectivity. Canadian companies loaft so much for being the number 1 country for BB.

how did u dl facebook on ur blackberry curve i hav tmobile and i typed in da link from da top of da page and there was nothing there.

I have downloaded with any problems, but they ask me wich is the e-mail and the password? Can anyone help me?

I have the same problem as "Ertv" It keeps asking for email & password,Can someone help please.