Twitter for BlackBerry beta includes local trending topics, dedicated profile access

The official Twitter for BlackBerry client just got updated in the Beta Zone with some new stuff for social networking enthusiasts.The top navigation bar in the app now includes a dedicated button for local trending topics, which was until now folded into the Search section (and even then it wasn’t geo-located). There’s also a button to access your profile from the navbar, which RIM hints will also be where we see multiple account support implemented eventually. Aside from that, there are a few UI, performance and colour scheme tweaks.

The official Twitter for BlackBerry client does everything you expect it to: from basic stuff like cruising the feed, following interesting people, and responding to direct messages, to more advanced functions like geotagging tweets, uploading pictures, viewing and editing lists, and integrating with the native address book app. RIM is well-known for push, and their Twitter app is no exception; as soon as you get an @ mention or direct message, it shows up immediately in your Messages without having to launch or refresh the app.

If you’re already a BlackBerry Beta Zone Member, go ahead and log in to see if you’re eligible. If you’d rather not be a lab rat, you can get the latest stable version from App World.

[via IBB]

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