Facebook For BlackBerry Gets An Upgrade

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The Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones app got a new update with some aesthetic improvements, as well as birthday and event-related enhancements.

"One of the first differences you’ll notice in the upgraded version is updated icons," says RIM in a blog post. "The cool feature of note here is the personalized touch, as the generic profile icon has been replaced with your most current Facebook profile picture."

"Facebook for BlackBerry v3.2 allows you to integrate the birthdays of your Facebook friends into your BlackBerry device calendar, providing you with a timely reminder to post a birthday message from your home screen – without even opening the Facebook app," adds RIM. "And if this is too much or if you liked it the old way, no problem – that’s where the customization options come in handy."

There is also enhanced Event support, so users can view info about events an post messages to the event's wall, as well as view profiles of invited guests and receive event notifications.

It's not quite the Facebook experience of the new iOS, but BlackBerry users should find an improved experience nonetheless.

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