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1m users download Facebook for BlackBerry


Research In Motion (RIM) has announced that downloads of the Facebook BlackBerry Smartphones application have surpassed the 1-million mark. The easy-to-use mobile software application leverages the push-based BlackBerry service and Facebook platform to offer a mobile experience for Facebook users.

"When we launched Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones, we believed that consumers would recognize the value of marrying social networking with mobility and that vision has now been validated more than a million times," says Mark Guibert, vice-president of corporate marketing at Research In Motion.
"This innovative mobile application, combined with the refined usability of BlackBerry smartphones and the incredible convenience of the push-based BlackBerry service, makes it easier than ever for Facebook users to stay connected with people wherever they choose."
With the Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones application, Facebook users can wirelessly send and view messages, photos, pokes and Wall posts. The rich, native application goes beyond browser-based access, automatically pushing notifications to the user's BlackBerry smartphone as friends and colleagues send notes, Wall posts or pokes.
The application allows users to take a photo, upload it to the site with captions and tags; quickly and easily invite friends; manage events; manage photo albums; and manage their status while on the go.
Since its initial launch, Facebook for BlackBerry Smartphones has added language support for French, German and Spanish.