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Review: BlackBird for the BlackBerry PlayBook

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BlackBird

So from day one, BlackBerry PlayBook users wanted a Twitter application for their PlayBook, instead of a quick launch icon to the Twitter mobile site. To be honest, up until recently, I couldn’t stand using the mobile site, as it wasn’t as functional (or attractive) as it is now. This left me with continuing to use a Twitter application on my BlackBerry smartphone. Some developers recognized the need and answered the call; one of which was GENOA Net Works. Your Twitter account access is quick and seamless through their application called BlackBird. The application gives you almost as much access to your account as you have by accessing Twitter from your computer. Rather than viewing multiple items on the main screen (timeline, trends, followers/ following), everything is listed as tab; waiting to be opened. I was surprised to see BlackBird being able to offer so much, yet providing a minimal layout to it all. Was it enough to stop relying on my smartphone to access Twitter? Curious how BlackBird brings Twitter to the PlayBook nest? Keep reading.

BlackBird for BlackBerry PlayBook updated to v1.2

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BlackBird for BlackBerry PlayBook

One of only a few Twitter clients for the BlackBerry PlayBook, BlackBird received a big update today, bringing it to v1.2. There were several important additions that make the app much more usable including picture and video upload. Other new features include: