Update: Twitter for BlackBerry Smartphones v188.8.131.52 is now available. You can download it from blackberry.com/twitter or pick it up in BlackBerry App World.
We just heard that the official Twitter for BlackBerry client which is currently in open beta will receive an update tonight. Just a week ago we asked what you thought about Twitter for BlackBerry and it seemed like the biggest issue was the inability to edit a Re-Tweet. Well, it looks like this, and a lot of other features have been added to the update which will start rolling out tonight.
Check out new Twitter for BlackBerry features after the jump…
New Twitter for BlackBerry Features:
– The new version of Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones allows users to quote a tweet by selecting the “Quote Tweet” from the menu options. Using the new feature adds quotation marks around the original tweet, and users can then add or edit the content of the original tweet.
Username Auto Complete
– While tweeting, when you type an “@” followed by characters, the auto complete feature pops up a list of users as you type. This is a handy tool for quickly adding a long username or if you can’t quite remember how to spell a friend’s handle.
Go to User
– Users can now access Twitter profiles from anywhere within Twitter for BlackBerry Smartphones using the auto complete feature mentioned above. Simply select “Go To User” in the Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones menu.
Personal Information Guard
Designed to help keep your personal information safe! A warning appears in Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones when certain personal information (e.g. email address, PIN, phone number) is about to be shared.
Additional Photo viewing support
In addition to Twitpic support, users now have the ability to view tweeted photos from YFrog and TweetPhoto!
View Geotagged Tweets
Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones does not yet allow users to add geolocation to their tweets. In the new version, however, the locations of geotagged tweets can be viewed using BlackBerry® Maps.
Still buggy even with up date. Can’t add comments on a retweet. When tweet has been read still shows not read on home folder. Doesn’t update correctly. Still very kludgy. Keep try boys.