Research In Motion (RIM) has launched Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones, a new BlackBerry software application that enables fast, streamlined and optimized mobile access to the popular Facebook social site using a BlackBerry smartphone.
The application leverages the push-based BlackBerry system architecture and Facebook Platform to create a new mobile experience for Facebook users.
Mike Lazaridis, founder of Research In Motion, will join Dustin Moskovitz, co-founder of Facebook, to formally unveil and demonstrate the Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones application at the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment show in San Francisco. T-Mobile USA has been selected to be the first carrier to provide the new software application to its customers.
With the Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones application, Facebook users can wirelessly send and view messages, photos, pokes and Wall posts. The rich, native application goes beyond browser-based access, automatically pushing notifications to the userís BlackBerry smartphone as friends and colleagues send notes, Wall posts or pokes. The application allows users to take a photo, upload it to the site with captions and tags; quickly and easily invite friends; manage events; manage photo albums; and manage their status while on the go.
The application allows users to receive notifications and messages automatically; quickly access essential featuressuch as status changes, photo uploads, add a friend, poke someone, write on a Wall, or send a message; invite friends to join Facebook and accept new friend requests; view the Status of friends and read, compose and reply to messages even while offline.
Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones, which will be available as a free download from the Facebook homepage.