Twitter for Blackberry Officially Released Today

Samia Perkins - Apr 12, 2011
Twitter for Blackberry Officially Released Today

Twitter now has an app for BlackBerry smartphones. v1.1 is officially out of beta and will be available in BlackBerry App World today. The app has been in beta for six weeks, being tested by users in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. The new release includes many new features, such as the ability to add locations to tweets, and Push @mentions. Continue after the break to see more.

There will also be #Topic Autocomplete, and ‘Retweeted by you’ indicators, all features that were requested by beta users. The ‘Add location to tweet’ feature can be activated in the Options menu, and once enabled, you click the new compass icon on the home screen to add your location (see above graphic). The location can be pinpointed to where you are in a neighborhood. And if others have enabled the feature, you can select the location icon in the bottom right corner of their tweet and a map view will open, showing you were they are (or were when they tweeted).

Also, retweets will show up on your home screen so that you can see that your retweet was sent successfully.

The new app also added support for the following additional languages:

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

The official app is being rolled out today, so if you don’t immediately see it in BlackBerry App World, keep checking back. I did not see it there as of this writing.

[via BlackBerry]

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