The people over at The Boy Genius Report got there hands on a nice piece of software: version 1.5 of the Facebook for Blackberry application. The service provides a much anticipated upgrade to the antiquated Facebook for Blackberry application. There are some amazing upgrades that I’m sure all Blackberry users will appreciate.
The new upgrades include:
- Calendar Sync – This is something that I’ve personally been waiting for. You can now sync all of the Facebook events that you’ve RSVPed to directly to your Blackberry calendar.
- Contact Sync – This was easily one of the best features about the iPhone application and now it has arrived to Blackberry in a slightly different form. Rather than just dialing from the application you can import a user’s phone number from Facebook to your local contact list.
- Direct Friend Dial – Don’t want to have to deal with all of the contact syncing nonsense? No worries! Just like on the iPhone, this application will let you call a friend directly from your friends list.
- Status Comments – In the new version of the Blackberry application users can now comment on their friends’ statuses. This is something that was completely lacking from the previous version, although it’s also a relatively new feature within Facebook as well.
While we don’t know the exact timeframe on this application I can assume that it will be ready for release in the very near future. Millions of Blackberry users have already downloaded the first version of the application and with the significant upgrades in this version I can only assume the number of users will increase.
This is a huge upgrade and I’m extremely excited to see it roll out in the near future.