Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones v1.6

Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones 1.6 will be available for download this evening at 9:00 P.M. Eastern Standard Time.

Some of the highlights and new features include:

  • Status updates and highlights on the home page – you can now view your friends’ most recent status updates right on the home page. Highlights like photo uploads and wall posts are just a click away and you can comment on a photo, poke a friend, etc. right from the home page.
  • Wall access from within Facebook for BlackBerry – with one click on your friend’s profile picture from the home page, you can access their wall without having to go to the mobile site.
  • Photo viewing in a simple, easy-to-use slideshow format – check out your friends’ latest photo albums with improved photo viewing, and view albums in a simple and easy-to-use slideshow format. Just scroll back and forth through the thumbnails along the bottom to display the larger picture in the center of the screen.
  • Facebook for BlackBerry 1.6 will also support three new languages:
    • Thai
    • Indonesian
    • European Portuguese

You should be able to download Facebook for BlackBerry 1.6 directly to your device via BlackBerry App World or by pointing your device’s BlackBerry Broswer to www.blackberry.com/facebook.