RIM Announces New Facebook App for BlackBerry PlayBook

Following on the success of the Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones app, Research In Motion (RIM) announced Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook, a new app that delivers popular features of Facebook, optimized for the 7 high resolution, multi-touch LCD display of the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet.

There are over 30 million users of our Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones app who are staying in touch with their social network while on the go”, said Tom Goguen, VP, Collaboration and Social Networking at Research In Motion. Now with Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook we can also offer customers highly engaging social experiences optimized for the PlayBook including the ability to share Facebook pictures and videos with friends and family on an HDTV”.

Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook offers users a highly engaging experience by integrating popular features and functionality of Facebook.

Users can interact with friends quickly and easily: find friends by scanning the new grid view of their profile pictures; search for and add new friends and manage new friend requests; browse their profiles, photos and videos; view and interact with wall posts; view key information on profiles and pages; and view, comment and ‘like’ photos on profiles and pages. 

Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook makes it easy to upload photos from the BlackBerry PlayBook Picture Library, tag friends in photos, view comments, tags and likes. The BlackBerry PlayBook can also be connected to an HD TV to display photos and videos at a whole new level in full 1080p HD.

On the BlackBerry PlayBook screen, users can enjoy side-by-side viewing of online contacts and active conversations. Notifications of new Chat messages are displayed  on the Notifications Bar, so users can quickly and easily read and

respond to new Chat messages while browsing friend’s profiles, viewing their pictures or reading their status updates.

Users will be able to browse highlights such as photo uploads and status updates and seamlessly view links in the BlackBerry PlayBook browser. They will also be able to “Comment” and “Like” to discuss and show appreciation for friends’ content, as well as publish a status update or upload a photo from the status publisher accessible from their Profile or from within the News Feed.
By TelecomLead.com Team
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