Breaking: Facebook Announces Facebook Platform for Mobile; Facebook for Blackberry

This just in – today at CTIA, Facebook is announcing Facebook Platform for Mobile. With Facebook Platform for Mobile, current Facebook Platform developers will be able to extend their applications to work on mobile phones and devices as well.

Facebook currently operates a site optimized for most mobile phone browsers at, and another specifically for iPhones at In addition, Facebook Mobile allows users to receive Facebook notifications via SMS and upload mobile photos to Facebook directly.

With Facebook Platform for Mobile, Facebook users can opt-in to sending and receiving text messages from Platform applications, and interact with applications on Facebook’s mobile sites. Any phone that can access one of Facebook’s mobile sites will be able to access Platform applications on their mobile phone

Also today, Facebook and Research In Motion (RIM) are announcing the launch of a Facebook application for BlackBerry. Facebook for Blackberry will use the push-based BlackBerry system architecture. More details soon…[tags]facebook, mobile, platform, blackberry[/tags]