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4/23/09

Facebook for BlackBerry v1.5 Now Available, Vastly Improves Your Address Book


An Article this AM in GIZMODO REPORTS
The new version of the Facebook for BlackBerry app is now available for download, and it brings some welcome new features. It'll remind you of birthdays, update your contacts list (with pictures!), and more.

Here's the official list of new stuff:

With Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones, you can:

- Receive instant notifications on your BlackBerry smartphones home screen.
- Send/receive message or wall posts, pokes and friend requests.
- Update your status, view and comment on your friends' status.
- Share photos from your BlackBerry smartphone with tags/comments and post to Facebook with just one click.
- Connect your Facebook friends with your BlackBerry Address Book – including profile picture integration which brings a whole new meaning to caller ID.
- Stay on top of your life with birthday reminders and event integration into your BlackBerry Calendar.

We're most excited about the integration with the Address Book: Your Facebook-using contacts (which is everyone except maybe your grandma. Maybe.) will all have regularly-updated photos attached to their listings without you having to move a finger. But make sure to read all the terms of agreement, since privacy settings work a little differently with v1.5.

Facebook for BlackBerry v1.5 can be downloaded OTA from BlackBerry's site at www.blackberry.com/facebook as well.

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