It’s been quite some time since Facebook launched their Facebook for BlackBerry application. Just over a year to be exact. The application has a lot of cool features including the ability to invite and accept friend requests, upload pictures on-the-go, and live status updates for all of the friends on your list.
If you love Facebook, and use the Facebook for BlackBerry app on a daily basis, then you should mark your calendar for January 2009… Why? Facebook for BlackBerry version 1.5 is due out in the first month of 2009, and with it comes a whole whack of new features including deeper integration with Facebook and more. New features in Facebook 1.5 for BlackBerry include:
- Access & Manage Facebook Phone Book – view friends phone numbers, request friends phone numbers, publish your phone number and even add numbers to your BlackBerry address book.
- New Account Creation – create a new Facebook account directly from your BlackBerry.
- Facebook Birthday & BlackBerry Calendar Link – automatically import & link friends birthdays to your BlackBerry Calendar.
- Facebook Event Calendar & Blackberry Calendar Link – save Facebook events into your BlackBerry Calendar. Facebook events will be a different color and an event reminder notification can even be set up.
If this wasn’t enough good news, Facebook 2.0 for BlackBerry is in the works for later in 2009. Look for this along with new versions of Flickr and MySpace for the BlackBerry. Lots to look forward to in 2009!