New Facebook for Blackberry Launches

Today the updated version of Facebook for Blackberry has gone live. I just downloaded the application by visiting from my Blackberry’s mobile browser. I previously wrote about the updated Facebook Blackberry application back in March and all of the cool new features that come with it. It looks pretty slick and I’m waiting to finish installing it so I can post a video review.

As I previously wrote, there are four new features to the upgraded version of the application:

  • Calendar Sync – This will update your handheld’s calendar with Facebook events.
  • Contact Sync – This will sync your handheld’s contacts directly with Facebook’s. I’m a bit hesitant to try this feature out with thousands of contacts as friends.
  • Direct Friend Dial – This is the ability to call friends directly from the Facebook application.
  • Status Comments – While it has been available on the iPhone, the Blackberry version of the Facebook application didn’t previously have the ability to view status comments.

I’ll be updating this post momentarily with our video review of the application.