Today at CTIA 2010, CrackBerry Kevin found out that the official Twitter for BlackBerry client will launch next Wednesday, March 31st. Twitter for BlackBerry has been in a “closed” beta for over a month, although you could easily find a leaked version online if you looked hard enough.
If RIM addressed the speed of Twitter for BlackBerry I’d say that it could be a nice little Twitter client. Definitely not the best BlackBerry Twitter client available, but, certainly good enough to significantly decrease the number of people that would be willing to pay for a third party client.
@SocialScope… You should have released your client long ago. You will never make what you could have made if you would have released a client 6 months to a year ago. Sure, some BlackBerry users will buy your client if and when you ever release it. Most, however, won’t…
If fairness to SocialScope (No I don’t work for them. Yes I do use their product but am still waiting for the latest upgrade) I think their target market is larger than just Twitter users. If you’ve seen the latest version, their product integrates with multiple social channels including Twitter, Facebook, Flickr and FourSquares.
That being said I wouldn’t be surprised to see them lose some Twitter users to this but anyone looking to monitor a larger social network beyond just Twitter would still need SocialScope.
I agree with Pete. I’ll never use another app that only supports a single social channel. What a waste. I’m actually disappointed that Blackberry didn’t jump all over the multiple channel support, or any other developers for that matter besides SocialScope. Sure Seesmic will let you post to multiple social channels, but it doesn’t let you read multiple channels. The fist app to do both will dominate in my opinion.