Update: Facebook for BlackBerry Updates To v1.9.0.20 With Facebook Places

November 11, 2010 | By | 1 Comment

Facebook updated yesterday, with the Facebook Places integrated. The newly updated Facebook can be found in the BlackBerry App World. Places uses cell-tower triangulation and integration of your GPS to find places of interest close to you and find your way there too by clicking on it, which brings up BlackBerry Maps.

Ronen from BerryReview has a list of the details that are included with the Facebook Places, so you know what’s new. The new features include:

Facebook Places:

  • Check in, add a Place and tag friends
  • Check in to Facebook Places within a 1.25 mile radius of your  location
  • Select a Place from the available Nearby Places or add a Place if location does not already exist in the Places database
  • Tag a friend upon check in, and include a comment
  • View Places where friends have checked in
  • View Places, “Here Now”, “Nearby” and “Elsewhere”, that friends have checked in to
  • “Like” or add a comment to friends’ check ins
  • Check ins will appear in the News Feed
  • GPS and BB Maps Integration
    • View a map of the location you’re checking in to and get directions to and from friends’ locations. The Places feature uses the BlackBerry smartphone GPS to determine the user’s location. The GPS must be enabled to acquire the location.The map displayed within the Places feature uses the BlackBerry Maps application. Clicking on the map image will launch the BB Maps application


  • Perform a search for People and Pages within the application
  • Find mutual friends and view their profile thumbnails by searching for individuals and pages; send them a friend request, a message or a poke.
  • View pages in the Friends list and News Feed, and elect to become fans of pages
  • Pull Facebook results using the Unified Search application on BlackBerry 6 smartphones

Friends List Updates:

  • View friends’ profile pictures as well as their Pages from the Friends list.

UI Elements:

  • Use the redesigned navigation bar to easily view your own profile, and click on the Search and Message icons
  • Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones v1.9 requires BlackBerry Device Software 4.5 or above.

You can read more about the Facebook and see detailed pics at the Official BlackBerry Blog here:

Inside BlackBerry

You can grab your free updated Facebook for BlackBerry from the BlackBerry App World here:

Facebook for BlackBerry

Here’s the link to get Facebook outside of App World:

Facebook for BlackBerry

So if you haven’t updated, now’s a great time to check out Places and find out someplace new. If you have downloaded it, what do you think so far?

[via: BerryReview]

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