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RIM launches Facebook app for BlackBerry

updated 02:25 pm EDT, Wed October 24, 2007

Facebook for BlackBerry

Research in Motion at the CTIA mobile expo today introduced Facebook for BlackBerry (registration required), a new app that gives users of most any recent version of the smartphone faster access to the social networking tools without using a browser. The platform takes advantage of the BlackBerry's network to "push" updates to and from the phone in real time: Facebook members will receive messages and updates almost immediately, RIM says. The software also takes advantage of camera-equipped BlackBerries and lets users both upload and tag photos without having to first sync with a computer.

The new software lands first at T-Mobile in the US but will be available for free to any of the carrier's subscribers that use a modern BlackBerry device with the service. The download should be available as of today, RIM says. Other providers in the US and abroad are expected to receive the software soon, though the Canadian phone designer has not set a public timetable for when other providers will pick up the new Facebook suite.



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