Twitter for Blackberry out of beta soon

| July 6, 2010 | Reply

I guess you can say its kind of a good thing maybe maybe not.  The application has been in beta for a decent amount of time but not that long like some other apps have been. (haha) Honestly besides UberTwitter the twitter for blackberry has to have the 2nd best UI out of alot of the twitter applications i have tried. Alot of the issues i had with it though was slowness,  sometime freezing and not updating quickly. I haven’t used the application in a while now (loving the new Uber). From the article below it seems like when the beta tag is removed there seems like there will be some added features.  HMM some of the new features sound interesting may give it a shot.  Going to take alot to take me away from my Uber though.

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When the original Twitter for BlackBerry was launched back in April, it started off as a beta invite only system then, moved to a full blown beta for everyone to download and try out. Now, here we are a few short months later and Research In Motion is soon to be rolling out the full launch and removing the beta tag from the app. A few things have changed since its intial release and a few more will be added for the full launch all of which, is based off of the user feedback given during the beta period testing. Check out the changes after the break.

Additional Language Support:

  • Portuguese EU
  • Japanese
  • Indonesian
  • Russian
  • Turkish
  • Dutch
  • Korean

New features 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

Features at launch:

  • 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

The full launch version will also feature the ability to access any user’s profile from anywhere in the application using auto-complete functionality for followers. The full launch is expected to be a slow rollout starting tonight and going through until tomorrow. Users will be able to download Twitter for BlackBerry through BlackBerry App World


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