Over the weekend RIM released the latest version of Facebook for Blackberry. So what’s new for this version of Facebook for Blackberry? Not much. Users can now opt to set the News Feed as their default landing page if they wish and there are also a few feed filters included by default. The primary upgrade is that device memory is more efficiently managed. I’m in the process of testing it now however neither the iPhone or Blackberry application have worked for me for the past few months.
For those users with more than 1,000 friends or so, there has been trouble loading up each user’s list of friends. Not being able to access friends makes the application practically useless. While users can view their feed, there’s no way to search through friends which is the primary value proposition of the Facebook application. Thankfully the latest version of this application appears to resolve the issue.
While the application has taken well over 20 minutes to sync my contact list, it at least works which is something it hadn’t been able to accomplish since April when the last version of Facebook for Blackberry launched. So for all those users which have thousands of friends and have had their Blackberry applications rendered useless, you’ll be happy to know that this version appears to fix previous bugs preventing full functionality.
In order to download the application you can go to blackberry.com/facebook and grab it now!