Facebook for BlackBerry version 1.6 details and impressions


The latest version of Facebook has been out over the weekend and there are some great updates.

The first thing you’ll notice is the navigation experience is much more fluid. The homescreen and subsequent pages have been updated so everything is just a click away. All of your friends’ recent status updates are located on the first screen, and you can click into each profile to see pics uploaded and tagged, calendar events as well as interact with your friend via comments, pokes, messages and a phone call option.

The photo viewing experience has been great improved as well. As you browse a friend’s photos, you get a nice slideshow of the album pics. You can scroll easily through the pictures which are displayed in full at the top, and thumbnail preview at the bottom. To comment on a photo, just click the picture and select the comment option.

There’s some additional language support that will be of great interest to the international user. The app now supports:

  • Thai
  • Indonesian
  • European Portuguese

Download Facebook from your BlackBerry Browser or from the desktop at www.blackberry.com/facebook.

  • Chris

    Just forgot, running it on a Blackberry 8900.

  • Frank

    I had the exact thing happen to me. Did you find a solution?

  • Frank

    I had the exact thing happen to me. Did you find a solution?

  • erica

    I have the same problem! Did you figure out how to fix this?

  • Scottbrooks

    did you ever fix this  I’m struggling with this same issue