Blackberry releases Facebook application – updated

From Volker:

Research In Motion (RIM) (NASDAQ:RIMM)(TSX:RIM) today launched Facebook(R) for BlackBerry(R) Smartphones, an exciting new BlackBerry software application that enables fast, streamlined and optimized mobile access to the popular Facebook social utility using a BlackBerry smartphone. The application leverages the push-based BlackBerry system architecture and Facebook Platform to create an unparalleled mobile experience for Facebook users.

Download here >

Shame that the download page only supports IE, and the Active X control checks for the Blackberry Desktop software before downloading the file – so it must be done on the Windows box that you use to sync your Blackberry.

User-friendly this is not!

Update1: So, I still hate the download process, particularly that it requires IE and a USB connection to your Blackberry.  BUT… oh what a sweet application.  Looks great, works well, is very quick.  I like it!

Update2: Paul says that you can download direct from the Blackberry itself from here

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!