Just when you thought the Facebook phone rumors were finally put to bed with the release of the social network’s Home Android overlay and its flagship device, the HTC First, The Wall Street Journal reported that executives from scuffling handset maker BlackBerry met with Facebook executives last week to gauge their interest in bidding in the company, citing sources familiar with the matter.
BlackBerry users can now download an update to their Facebook applications, Facebook v10.2.0 for BlackBerry 10, which brings a redesigned News Feed, as well as several improvements to the process of uploading and viewing photos.
Working out is becoming a more social experience, with Facebook friends offering support on a tough hill or the homestretch. Endomondo knows this, as the application recently deepened its Facebook integration to include the ability to tag friends, as well as to post photos and status updates once the workout is done.
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is all over newsstands Thursday, having penned an op-ed in The Washington Post to introduce political advocacy group FWD.us, as well as gracing the cover of Fortune for a wide-ranging chat with Senior Writer Jessi Hempel.
While the Facebook applications for iOS and Android are updated with regularity, BlackBerry doesn’t get the same love. The company announced Thursday that the Facebook and Twitter apps for the BlackBerry 10 phone were updated. Now the Facebook app has the technology to let you know if friends are nearby, as well as better photo and event features.
Valentine’s Day is like the Super Bowl for the flower business, and 1-800-Flowers has relied heavily on Facebook in the run-up to Thursday’s love-fest, particularly the social network’s mobile advertising products.
We know that more and more users around the world are accessing Facebook through their phones, but new statistics released Wednesday by comScore show that Facebook’s native application has surpassed Google Maps and is now the most widely used mobile utility in the U.S.
Even a casual Facebook user can see that the site has changed dramatically over the past year. On Thursday, Facebook’s developers team took some time to reflect on some of the highlights that made the social network what it is today.
The newest version of Facebook for BlackBerry, v3.3, is now available via BlackBerry App World, and new features in the application include integration with BBM, easy unfriending, viewing of photos in higher resolution, and an overall revamped look and feel.
With all of the hype about the iPhone 5 and Facebook’s renewed focus on Android, it’s easy for BlackBerry’s newest release to get lost in the noise. The BlackBerry 10 was announced during a recent conference in San Jose, Calif. The new phone will have a native Facebook application, as well as (finally) timeline.