Official Twitter client for BlackBerry coming soon

49 Comments

abc

RIM is working on an in-house Twitter client for BlackBerry, expected to be released mid-November. First party apps have the advantage of total integration with the OS. This upcoming twitter client sounds very well crafted with push delivery of Tweets and notifications showing unread tweets on the app’s home screen icon.

Expect all the standard twitter client features of friends timeline, viewing profiles, viewing photos, manage/view who you follow, direct messages, and replies. Some of the advanced functions include the ability to tweet photos from your camera or from your memory card.

Comments? Will you be downloading the RIM built twitter app or will you be sticking with your favorite third party Twitter client?

  • http://www.twitter.com/Ramsteinrig Dave

    I will definitely be downloading it and giving it a shot! If its nearly as good as UberTwitter then I will switch!

  • http://www.twitter.com/Ramsteinrig Dave

    I will definitely be downloading it and giving it a shot! If its nearly as good as UberTwitter then I will switch!

  • http://www.myspace.com/Qharisma Qharisma

    If it’s anything like the facebook app . . . Not no. . . But hell no. . . . UberTwitter will remain king. . . . Note to RIM. . . You’ve got to stop creating thes laggy poor performing apps. . . . Face it. . .3rd party developers great. . . Use us to your advantage!

  • http://www.twitter.com/Ramsteinrig Dave

    I will definitely be downloading it and giving it a shot! If its nearly as good as UberTwitter then I will switch!

  • http://www.myspace.com/Qharisma Qharisma

    If it’s anything like the facebook app . . . Not no. . . But hell no. . . . UberTwitter will remain king. . . . Note to RIM. . . You’ve got to stop creating thes laggy poor performing apps. . . . Face it. . .3rd party developers great. . . Use us to your advantage!

  • John DeBusk

    i will be sticking with ubertwitter. pushed tweets sounds like a TON of usless notifications. like “im making a pb&j” no thanks ill just have to launch the app. its not that hard

  • John DeBusk

    i will be sticking with ubertwitter. pushed tweets sounds like a TON of usless notifications. like “im making a pb&j” no thanks ill just have to launch the app. its not that hard

  • Greg N

    Please tell me this uses the data plan and not SMS…

  • Greg N

    Please tell me this uses the data plan and not SMS…

  • Trevor

    I agree with Dave. If it is even close to ubertwitter and without the ads, I’m totally in.

  • Trevor

    I agree with Dave. If it is even close to ubertwitter and without the ads, I’m totally in.

  • erasure25

    This could give Ubertwitter a run for its money if done right by RIM. If the memory leak is minimal and it has all the features of UT, I may try it out.

  • erasure25

    This could give Ubertwitter a run for its money if done right by RIM. If the memory leak is minimal and it has all the features of UT, I may try it out.

  • jim

    After having the unpleasant experience of using their Mac DM today, I’ll be stucking with SocialScope thanks!

  • jim

    After having the unpleasant experience of using their Mac DM today, I’ll be stucking with SocialScope thanks!

  • D.A. Williams

    I will give it a shot to take advantage of total OS integration. Socialscope will remain my primary for facebook/twitter.

  • D.A. Williams

    I will give it a shot to take advantage of total OS integration. Socialscope will remain my primary for facebook/twitter.

  • phil

    Contrary to the opinion posted above, no better Facebook app than RIM’s if there even is one. I alpha tested Socialscope…great Twitter app. Horrible Facebook app. I think I’d probably switch to RIM and stay there.

  • phil

    Contrary to the opinion posted above, no better Facebook app than RIM’s if there even is one. I alpha tested Socialscope…great Twitter app. Horrible Facebook app. I think I’d probably switch to RIM and stay there.

  • phil

    Contrary to the opinion posted above, no better Facebook app than RIM’s if there even is one. I alpha tested Socialscope…great Twitter app. Horrible Facebook app. I think I’d probably switch to RIM and stay there.

  • http://www.voxbomb.net/ Julio Angel Ortiz

    Oh, yes, definitely. I don’t understand the hate for the RIM Facebook app; I love it.

  • http://www.voxbomb.net/ Julio Angel Ortiz

    Oh, yes, definitely. I don’t understand the hate for the RIM Facebook app; I love it.

  • http://www.voxbomb.net Julio Angel Ortiz

    Oh, yes, definitely. I don’t understand the hate for the RIM Facebook app; I love it.

  • akacowboyfan

    I agree with dave. If its as good as ubertwitter
    I will use it! :)

  • akacowboyfan

    I agree with dave. If its as good as ubertwitter
    I will use it! :)

  • faizal

    Will compare to SocialScope of course … And stick to which one better …

  • faizal

    Will compare to SocialScope of course … And stick to which one better …

  • http://www.yatca.com/ Yatca

    RIM is now doing with BlackBerry OS what Microsoft did with Win32 right through the 90s until it was finally forced to stop by the powers-that-be on both sides of the Atlantic. RIM’s in-house apps can use APIs that are inaccessible to 3rd parties. This bestows an unfair advantage by allowing a level of functionality that is difficult or impossible for even a very well resourced 3rd party to follow.

    To give just one example, the RIM Facebook app can do message list integration on 4.5 and earlier but 3rd party apps require 4.6 or higher to do this. To make matters worse, App World 1.1.0.11 completely broke message list integration for 3rd party apps and it took just under two months for it to be finally fixed in 1.1.0.19. Throughout this time the RIM Facebook client continued working just fine.

  • http://www.yatca.com Yatca

    RIM is now doing with BlackBerry OS what Microsoft did with Win32 right through the 90s until it was finally forced to stop by the powers-that-be on both sides of the Atlantic. RIM’s in-house apps can use APIs that are inaccessible to 3rd parties. This bestows an unfair advantage by allowing a level of functionality that is difficult or impossible for even a very well resourced 3rd party to follow.

    To give just one example, the RIM Facebook app can do message list integration on 4.5 and earlier but 3rd party apps require 4.6 or higher to do this. To make matters worse, App World 1.1.0.11 completely broke message list integration for 3rd party apps and it took just under two months for it to be finally fixed in 1.1.0.19. Throughout this time the RIM Facebook client continued working just fine.

  • Azwin Anday

    bb is for noobs. pls get a life,
    pariahh!!

  • Azwin Anday

    bb is for noobs. pls get a life,
    pariahh!!

  • Dan

    Dear RIM,

    If this is anything like the Facebook app you made, STOP all development! You are wasting your time, not to mention wasting mine.

    Thanks,

    Dan

  • Dan

    Dear RIM,

    If this is anything like the Facebook app you made, STOP all development! You are wasting your time, not to mention wasting mine.

    Thanks,

    Dan

  • Carl

    I’d give it a try but it would have to be pretty darn good to pry me away from SocialScope.

  • Carl

    I’d give it a try but it would have to be pretty darn good to pry me away from SocialScope.

  • Ross

    I will give it a try, but Ubertwitter has been great overall so it will be hard to beat. It would also have to be free.

  • Ross

    I will give it a try, but Ubertwitter has been great overall so it will be hard to beat. It would also have to be free.

  • Adam Bradshaw

    All I have to say is if this app starts kicking your friend’s updates into your message inbox, you might as well use YATCA twitter app. It does the same thing and from personal experience using this app you will delete it after 3-4 updates from friends. As long as it doesn’t do this, and lets you view their updates in the actual app itself then sweeet freakin’ egg rolls man I really can’t wait to try it. All the other twitter 3rd parts apps suck so this will do until Tweeteev is actually released (sometime in the next 2 yrs).

  • Adam Bradshaw

    All I have to say is if this app starts kicking your friend’s updates into your message inbox, you might as well use YATCA twitter app. It does the same thing and from personal experience using this app you will delete it after 3-4 updates from friends. As long as it doesn’t do this, and lets you view their updates in the actual app itself then sweeet freakin’ egg rolls man I really can’t wait to try it. All the other twitter 3rd parts apps suck so this will do until Tweeteev is actually released (sometime in the next 2 yrs).

  • becca

    Any update on the RIM Twitter app????

  • becca

    Any update on the RIM Twitter app????

  • sam

    absolutely, aslong as its free and i like the way it looks

  • sam

    absolutely, aslong as its free and i like the way it looks

  • http://www.ted.com/profiles/view/id/389461 virus repair

    This is an awesome article, I’ll definitely be sure to add this blog to my bookmarks :D

  • http://www.ted.com/profiles/view/id/389461 virus repair

    This is an awesome article, I’ll definitely be sure to add this blog to my bookmarks :D

  • hikariouji

    I want to try twitter for blackberry first,it’s sounds good..

  • hikariouji

    I want to try twitter for blackberry first,it’s sounds good..

  • http://www.twitter.com/FarahAinM Farah Ain

    I cannot wait! :) UberTwitter is a little to boring and cluttered, TweetGenius is great but has to be purchased, so I think Blackberry Cool would be best for BlackBerry Client! :)

  • http://www.twitter.com/FarahAinM Farah Ain

    I cannot wait! :) UberTwitter is a little to boring and cluttered, TweetGenius is great but has to be purchased, so I think Blackberry Cool would be best for BlackBerry Client! :)