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When the original Twitter for BlackBerry was launched back in April, it started off as a beta invite only system then, moved to a full blown beta for everyone to download and try out. Now, here we are a few short months later and Research In Motion is soon to be rolling out the full launch and removing the beta tag from the app. A few things have changed since its intial release and a few more will be added for the full launch all of which, is based off of the user feedback given during the beta period testing. Check out the changes after the break.

The Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones beta started in April and during the course of the preview, RIM released one update to the application.

The full launch will include support for several additional languages:
  • Portuguese EU
  • Japanese
  • Indonesian
  • Russian
  • Turkish
  • Dutch
  • Korean
This version will also feature the ability to access any user’s profile from anywhere in the application using auto-complete functionality for followers. The BlackBerry users who participated in the beta program for Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones offered incredible feedback and clearly shaped the evolution of this application.

Features at launch:
  • Push Notifications for Direct Messages
  • Timeline Support
  • Following and Followers
  • Posting, Sending, Deleting , Replying and Retweeting Tweets
  • User/Saved/Keyword/Proximity Search
  • Tweet Photos/Links
  • Trending Topics
  • Seamless integration into core BlackBerry applications
  • URL Shortening
  • Auto-Update

New features during the beta:
  • Quote Tweets (editing retweets)
  • Auto Complete for @ usernames
  • View Photos from Yfrog & Tweetphoto
  • View Geotagged Tweets
  • Personal Info Guard
  • Hotkeys for Navigation
  • Report as Spam
The full launch of the Twitter for BlackBerry application will start this evening and we anticipate the roll out to happen over the course of tonight and tomorrow. The application will be available on BlackBerry App World in the social networking category.

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