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BlackBerry develops its own Twitter client

Many BlackBerry users have been wondering when the vendor will bring out its own Twitter application. Well, the answer is now. BlackBerry’s very own Twitter client is now available for download from the BlackBerry App World. SEAN BACHER has just downloaded it and will give Gadget readers the low down in the next few days.

The new Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones application launches in BlackBerry App World today, allowing BlackBerry users to engage with the popular social media platform.

The application allows users to:

Get direct messages as soon as they arrive (making use of BlackBerry push)

Reply to tweets, re-tweet and send direct messages

Post a link from their BlackBerry browser

Take pictures and upload them direct from the camera application

Share thoughts and join conversations

Find and follow friends or search for popular topics

Launched in a closed beta in February, RIM has taken onboard your feedback to enhance the functionality of the app, ahead of today’s launch.

During beta testing, the following additional features have been developed:

Notifications of new tweets and @replies/mentions

Lists support

Profile editing

Personalisation settings

Show/Hide Nav. Bar and Tweetbox

Font size/style

Enlarged profile avatar viewing

Additional in application caching

Available for free from the test centre in BlackBerry App World, the Twitter for BlackBerry app is available for download today.

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