UPDATE Twitter for BlackBerry version 126.96.36.199 is now available for direct download from blackberry.com/twitterdownload. *
The official Twitter for BlackBerry application is quickly becoming one of the most popular Twitter apps used by BlackBerry owners. RIM let us know that Twitter for BlackBerry will be going out of beta with a full launch starting tonight! The released version will add support for more languages including Portuguese EU, Japanese, Indonesian, Russian, Turkish, Dutch, Korean. Here’s a recap of its features at launch:
- Push Notifications for Direct Messages
- Timeline Support
- Following and Followers
- Posting, Sending, Deleting , Replying and Retweeting Tweets
- User/Saved/Keyword/Proximity Search
- Tweet Photos/Links
- Trending Topics
- Seamless integration into core BlackBerry applications
- URL Shortening
Some of the new features added during the beta include the ability to quote tweets, auto complete for usernames, view photos from Yfrog & TweetPhoto, view geotagged tweets, personal info guard, hotkeys for navigation and reporting spam. The full launch version will also feature the ability to access any user’s profile from anywhere in the application using auto-complete functionality for followers. BlackBerry users who participated in the beta program should also give themselves a pat on the back:
The BlackBerry users who participated in the beta program for Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones offered incredible feedback and clearly shaped the evolution of this application.
Head on over to blackberry.com/twitter for more info and to download or search for it in the BlackBerry App World. The full launch of Twitter for BlackBerry will start tonight and go into tomorrow so if it’s not available right away keep checking!
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