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LinkedIn for BlackBerry Updated to 1.2 with Performance and Bug Fixes

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When we last wrote about the LinkedIn app it was updated to version 1.1 with support for the Storm, Pearl and more than 21 devices running OS 4.3 or later. Now the app has been updated to version 1.2 which according to LinkedIn focuses on “performance, battery life and resolving several issues our users were seeing with downloading connections.” The company has also made changes to how contacts are merged with the Address Book app, and other changes that should significantly reduce the battery life issues some users have reported.

While performance and bug issues are good, it would be cool to see a new feature or two. It would be awesome to see LinkedIn add the ability to scan a business card directly to your LinkedIn contacts.

Download the latest version of LinkedIn from App World.

LinkedIn App Updated to Version 1.1 with Storm and Pearl Support

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The LinkedIn app for BlackBerry has been updated to version 1.1 and the major updates include support for the Storm, Pearl and more than 21 devices running OS 4.3 or later. The app is also now localized for Brazil and Itality, which may be hot spots for the social network.
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LinkedIn for BlackBerry Review: What to Expect From Version 1.0

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LinkedIn for BlackBerry is a much anticipated app, especially given the BlackBerry and LinkedIn demographics are similar. While the app has been available on the iPhone for around 2 years, the BlackBerry launch was significantly delayed. In speaking with Adam Nash, VP of Search and Platform Products at LinkedIn, there doesn’t seem to be any real reason for the delay, or at least one they felt comfortable sharing. Their explanation for the gap between launches amounted to “it was important to find the right time to build for BlackBerry.” In my opinion, the right time was 2 years ago, but it’s literally none of my business.

When LinkedIn for BlackBerry launched, there were a lot of users who had problems getting the app to launch. It’s not always clear why these things happen, as a number of issues arise when you’re dealing with different device models, OS builds, carrier networks and BES vs BIS setups. I think everyone needs to take a little blame when it comes to bugs on launch. RIM have built an app environment that lends itself to app issues, given so many combinations of device setups, and the company could have been beta testing enough to fully cover the 3 devices (Tour, Bold, Curve) they support.
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Episode 2: What’s Cool in BlackBerry with BlackBerryCool

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This is the next edition of What’s Cool in BlackBerry with BlackBerryCool: a short discussion with Rob Woodbridge and myself about what’s new this week in BlackBerry. This week, we talk about the launch of LinkedIn for BlackBerry, as well as the launch of the new BlackBerryCool SuperStore. Overall, the conversation is focused on the need for app stores, and what a good strategy is for BlackBerry app developers, given the large number of sales and distribution channels.