Facebook for BlackBerry 1.5 Now Downloadable – New Features

facebook-blackberryThe new version of the Facebook for BlackBerry app is totally available for download.

The new Facebook app is packing some new features as well.

It’ll remind you of birthdays, update your contacts list (with pictures!), and a load of other social networky goodness.

Here’s the official list of all that is new in the app:

With Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones, you can:

  • Receive instant notifications on your BlackBerry smartphones home screen.
  • Send/receive message or wall posts, pokes and friend requests.
  • Update your status, view and comment on your friends’ status.
  • Share photos from your BlackBerry smartphone with tags/comments and post to Facebook with just one click.
  • Connect your Facebook friends with your BlackBerry Address Book – including profile picture integration which brings a whole new meaning to caller ID.
  • Stay on top of your life with birthday reminders and event integration into your BlackBerry Calendar.

I reckon the coolest part of the update is that FB integration with your Address Book.

This mean that your Facebook-using contacts will all have regularly-updated photos attached to their listings without you having to actually attach them – its all done for you by magic – kinda.

Apparently there’s some privacy setting differences on this one so if you’re one of the sensible ones it may be worth you reading the terms of agreement.

As well as getting it here you can grab Facebook for BlackBerry v1.5 from BlackBerry’s site at www.blackberry.com/facebook.