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RIM Unveils New Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook
May 03, 2011
By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor


Research In Motion (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry smartphones, recently launched Facebook (News - Alert) for BlackBerry PlayBook, a new app with features of Facebook.

Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook is optimized for the 7” high resolution, multi-touch LCD display of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

“There are over 30 million users of our Facebook for BlackBerry (News - Alert) smartphones app who are staying in touch with their social network while on the go,” said Tom Goguen, VP of Collaboration and Social Networking at Research In Motion, in a statement.

“Now with Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook we can also offer customers highly engaging social experiences optimized for the PlayBook including the ability to share Facebook pictures and videos with friends and family on an HDTV,” Goguen added.

Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook offers exciting engaging experience by integrating popular features and functionality of Facebook.

The new features offer many advantages to customers. Leveraging Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook, users can interact with friends quickly and easily. They will also be able to “Comment” and “Like” to discuss and show appreciation for friends’ content, as well as publish a status update or upload a photo from the status publisher accessible from their Profile or from within the News Feed.

Customers can enjoy seamless photo and video viewing. Users can connect with friends using Facebook Chat. Notifications of new Chat messages are displayed on the Notifications Bar, so users can quickly and easily read and respond to new Chat messages while browsing friends’ profiles, viewing their pictures or reading their status updates. The application is designed to view and interact with the News Feed.

RIM recently launched two new BlackBerry Bold smartphones. The new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 smartphones feature designs that integrate a incredibly easy-to-use BlackBerry keyboards with brilliant, high resolution, capacitive touch screens.

Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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