There is a new version of Facebook for BlackBerry, v126.96.36.199, available and ready for download via BlackBerry App World. This update is just a maintenance release and includes just general fixes…
Just days after being updated to version 2.0, Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook has again been updated, this time to version 188.8.131.526. We haven’t seen a change log, but, it looks like this latest build of Facebook for Blackberry PlayBook is just a bug fix update.
To get Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook v184.108.40.2066, simply open up BlackBerry App World on your tablet and update to the latest version…
I tend to install quite a few BlackBerry applications, so, I like to blow my device away every 3 to 4 months and re-install the applications that I really use on my device. Although there are numerous top notch premium BlackBerry applications in the wild, there are quite a few quality free BlackBerry apps out there as well.
Here is my top ten list of free BlackBerry applications that I just re-installed on my BlackBerry Bold…
Research in Motion has created a BlackBerry PlayBook Facebook application that allows you to view photos and status from 2010 in a “virtual PlayBook” interface.
“The virtual PlayBook has arrived! Take a look at what YOUR life looks like on the PlayBook.”
Head over to virtual PlayBook page on Facebook and check it out…
Word on the street is that BlackBerry devices have been flying off of the shelves in droves since the official start of the holiday shopping season last week, and, one thing that we know folks with new BlackBerry devices like to do is load them up with great BlackBerry applications. That being said, here is our list of, in no specific order, 10 of the greatest BlackBerry applications of all time.
- Google Maps — You will be hard pressed to find any type of top ten BlackBerry apps list that doesn’t contain Google Maps. We know that the native BlackBerry Maps has been recently updated, but, Google Maps is simply an application every BlackBerry user should download.
Download Google Maps: http://m.google.com/maps
- Poynt — Poynt is one of those all-in-one location based search utilities that help you find just about anything that you are looking for locally at the click of a button and it recently one the BlackBerry Super Apps Developer Challenge.
Download Poynt for BlackBerry: http://m/poynt.com
- Tether — Tether allows you to use your BlackBerry as a broadband modem so that you can get your laptop (PC or Mac) onto the internet without incurring a monthly fee from your carrier. This app is awesome…
Download Tether: http://www.tetherforblackberry.com
- Pandora — There is a lot of debate when it comes to the best Internet radio app available for the BlackBerry, however, Pandora is always in the discussion. It simply works and it’s free.
Download Pandora: http://www.pandora.com/blackberry
- BlackBerry Messenger — BlackBerry Messenger is, hands down, the best mobile Instant Messaging application available on any device. There are people who buy BlackBerry devices stating, “I want that phone that I can do BBM on”… BlackBerry Messenger may actually be the greatest BlackBerry application of all time.
Download BlackBerry Messenger: http://www.blackberry.com/bbm
- Facebook for BlackBerry — I know that a lot of people will question Facebook for BlackBerry making a greatest BlackBerry applications list, but, it hard to leave off the single most downloaded BlackBerry application of all time.
Download Facebook for BlackBerry -- http://www.blakberry.com/facebook
- WorldMate — If you are anything close to a road warrior and many BlackBerry users are, WorldMate is must install application. Even if you only travel occasionally, WorldMate is a BlackBerry app you may want to check out. With over 5 million road warriors using the app, WorldMate is the best travel assistant that I’ve ever seen.
Download WorldMate: http://www.rimarkable.com/worldmate_live
- SocialScope — Although SocialScope has been in the longest private beta that I have ever seen, over two years, it is widely regarded as the best 3rd party Twitter/Facebook client available on the BlackBerry.
Download SocialScope: http://www1.getsocialscope.com/
- BerryWeather — When it comes to weather applications for the BlackBerry, BerryWeather, a.k.a. BeWeather on BlackBerry App World, stands above the rest. BerryWeather offers instant access to current conditions plus detailed 7-day and 24-hour forecasts for over 72.000 locations worldwide.
Download BerryWeather: http://www.rimarkable.com/berryweather
- BerryBuzz — BerryBuzz is a BlackBerry alerts and notifications application on steroids giving you the ability to create custom led colors for almost any event, set repeating alarms, and even vibrate and ring simultaneously when you get incoming calls.
Download BerryBuzz: http://www.rimarkable.com/berrybuzz_download
AT&T and Research in Motion are giving away two BlackBerry Torch 9800 devices per day away every day through Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th, and, there are two ways to win one.
- Facebook — Visit www.facebook.com/BlackBerryFromATT and add the page to your profile by clicking “like” on the page. Then click the “$99.99 Torch” tab to access the Sweepstakes and follow the instructions to enter.
- Twitter — Visit www.twitter.com and send a tweet including the hashtag: #OMGTorch during the Sweepstakes period.
Head over to omgtorch.com to get the official contest rules… Good Luck.
In case your weren’t aware, RIMarkable has a Facebook page. We’ve actually had it for some time know but haven’t done a whole lot to promote it. We want to see if we can get to 400 people who like us today, so, if you use Facebook and are a fan of RIMarkable, head over to www.facebook.com/RIMarkable and click the Like button at the top of the page.
It never fails… Whenever Tether for BlackBerry goes on sale in the RIMarkable Store, especially when it is a one-day Deal of the Day special, I get a ton of emails after the sale ends asking if we could extend the sale price. Unfortunately, we can’t usually do this. What we can do, however, is make sure that those of you interested in catching the next Tether for BlackBerry sale are made aware of it as soon as it starts, giving you the maximum amount of time to pick up Tether while the sale is running.
If you read RIMarkable everyday or subscribe to our RSS feed, you already get notified pretty quickly, however, if you are more of a casual visitor, here is what you do…
I just installed face2face, a cross platform, location aware, social networking client from Promimate Global that combines Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter networks into a single client as well as ads consolidated chat between face2face users, on my BlackBerry, and, although I’ve only played around with it for about 5 minutes, it seems to be a pretty slick app thus far.
face2face is a location-aware smartphone app that solves the problems of privacy and safety that have become synonymous with social networking – so that more people can benefit from the advantages that come from knowing which friends are nearby.
A BlackBerry Forums member, while poking around Facebook security settings on their PC, came across a setting for Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones which enables you to login to Facebook Chat. We aren’t sure how long that setting has been their, however, we are sure that it hasn’t always been there.
Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones 1.8 is currently in closed beta. We haven’t heard Facebook Chat being part of the beta, however, we wonder if maybe Facebook Chat will be added to 1.8 before it is officially released.