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Blaq Twitter Client for the PlayBook Updated with Lots of Features and Fixes

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One of the best things about a tablet is simply reading. The form factor is perfect for reading eBooks, keeping up with the news or scrolling through a Twitter timeline. One of our favorite Twitter clients for the PlayBook is Blaq and the app has recently been updated with a host of features and fixes. One of the best features is being able to manage multiple accounts. The app costs $1.99 but the update is free.

Grab a copy of Blaq from App World at this link. You can also hit the jump and read more about the specific features.
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TweetCaster Now Available in Public Beta with Ability to Share on BBM

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TweetCaster is the latest 3rd party app and it comes from Handmark. The app comes after the news of Seesmic discontinuing support for their social media tool and it looks like it has a few features that Twitter users will really appreciate. The app has an interesting UI that’s very different from other Twitter apps we’ve seen. The only strange thing is that when you want to connect your Twitter account, it opens a permission for TweetCaster to publish updates on your behalf. That’s not exactly something we want in a Twitter app but it could just be associated with the beta. Cool features that are not currently in the beta, but they will be included when app goes live in App World in a few weeks include:

  • “Zip It” feature– Enables user to hide annoying @people, #trends, or any keyword from your timeline. A zipper shows in its place in your timeline, to remind you if you want to unzip.
  • Share to BlackBerry Messenger – Allowing you to retweet not only to all your Twitter followers, but also just with a few people on BBM. No other Twitter app lets you do this.
  • Instapaper Support – Sometimes opening links takes too long on your BlackBerry. Saving them to your Instapaper account lets you access them later, at your convenience.

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Find BBM Contacts on Facebook With SearchBBM.com

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PIN sharing is still going really strong. We can see a great example of it on our facebook page where every day users comment their PIN. It seems to be most popular in Asia and South America, where users may not have the same worries about privacy as in North America. SearchBBM is a new site that connects BBM through Facebook and potentially other social networks (we assume Twitter is on its way). So if you’re in the mood to find a new BBM friend, we suggest you check it out.

To give it a shot, head over to searchbbm.com.

Twitter for BlackBerry Version 1.1 Officially Rolling Out Today

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Twitter for BlackBerry version 1.1 is rolling out today over the next 24 hours in App World and it comes with some graphical updates as well as more location-based features. The app is coming along nicely but just because it’s the official app doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of awesome third party options out there. There are plenty of users who appreciate new features and special functionality.

For those dedicated Twitter for BlackBerry users, new features in 1.1 include:
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5 Features That Would Make Twitter for BlackBerry Even Cooler

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Twitter for BlackBerry is a great official Twitter app that gets a lot of use from the average BlackBerry user. Back at the Chirp conference, we learned a lot about how Twitter for BlackBerry is responsible for a very significant amount of daily tweets and signups. The recently leaked software roadmap tells us that in the next couple of months we should expect the app to get upgraded to 1.1. Here are 5 things that we hope make it in the next release:
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