Sunday, July 25, 2010

Twitter for BlackBerry Losing “Beta” Label, Full Version Launches Tonight

Update: Now live! If the application doesn’t automatically prompt you to update, head to Options and select Check for Update at the bottom.

Beginning tonight, BlackBerry users will start seeing an update to Twitter, officially bringing it out of beta. According to RIM, the open beta was made available in April to gather community and user feedback, much of which was taken into consideration when updating the application along the way. Unfortunately, this official non-beta version won’t provide support for multiple user accounts, but with any luck we’ll see the feature implemented in future versions.

This new version will feature “Go to User”, which provides access to any user’s profile from anywhere in the application using the auto-complete functionality we’ve seen rolled out in previous updates. Additionally, the updated version will include support for at least 7 new languages, including:

  • Portuguese EU

  • Japanese

  • Indonesian

  • Russian

  • Turkish

  • Dutch

  • Korean

In case you’re interested, here are the original beta launch and update feature lists:

Original beta launch features:

  • Push Notifications for Direct Messages

  • Timeline Support

  • Following and Followers

  • Posting, Sending, Deleting , Replying and Retweeting Tweets

  • User/Saved/Keyword/Proximity Search

  • Tweet Photos/Links

  • Trending Topics

  • Seamless integration into core BlackBerry applications

  • URL Shortening

  • Auto-Update

Features added during the beta:

  • Quote Tweets (editing retweets)

  • Auto Complete for @ usernames

  • View Photos from Yfrog & Tweetphoto

  • View Geotagged Tweets

  • Personal Info Guard

  • Hotkeys for Navigation

  • Report as Spam

[via BoyGeniusReport]

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