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RIM has announced the latest version of its Twitter client for BlackBerry smartphones. The new version, version 1.1 offers users features such as geotagging, #topic auto complete and a deeper integration into other social feeds.

RIM has launched a new update to Twitter for its BlackBerry smartphones that adds features users have been asking for ‚ including geotagging, which allows users to identify their location with their tweets: new language support: a cleaner interfaces: new notifications and more.

Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones v1.1 is a beta download available through BlackBerry Beta Zone (www.blackberry.com/beta).

New Twitter for BlackBerry v 1.1 features include:

@mention Push Notifications ‚ Users are now alerted with push notifications to the ribbon when they have @mentions, helping users quickly reply to @mentions

Direct Messages ‚ Renamed ‚Messages,‚ direct messages are now threaded in the style of BBM conversations. Related messages are grouped together, making the direct message area less cluttered

#Topic Autocomplete ‚ When users include a hashtag in their tweet, a dropdown list of key words will be presented based on previously used #topics

Social Feeds Integration ‚ Deeper integration with Social Feeds allows users to perform Twitter actions right from Social Feeds, without launching the app

Retweet Updates ‚ Retweets now appear in the Home timeline with a tag of ‚retweeted by you,‚ quickly alerting users that a retweet has been sent

New Gesture Support ‚ BlackBerry smartphone users with a touch screen device can now refresh page content by simply dragging a finger down the device screen and releasing it

Additional language support ‚ New languages supported include:

Polish

Czech

Twitter for BlackBerry 1.1 runs on BlackBerry Device Software 4.5 or higher and requires a data plan.

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