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Facebook 2.0 for BlackBerry coming soon, adds chat and improved looks

Facebook's native app for BlackBerry is about to receive a major overhaul. Version 2.0 of the app is coming soon and will bring it on par with Facebook's apps for iOS and Android. A few screenshots of the new version have surfaced, and they show that the app will have built-in support for Facebook Chat and its user interface will be completely revamped. You will also be able to view friends...

Angry Farm is an Angry Birds knockoff for BlackBerry

Angry Birds hasn't been officially ported to the BlackBerry, but a company called Smarter Apps got tired of waiting and produced an unofficial "alternative" called Angry Farm. The gameplay is virtually identical to Angry Birds, but you control farm animals instead of birds, and your opponents are foxes instead of pigs. Angry Farm has 30 levels and free upgrades for life, and it works on...

Twitter for BlackBerry beta adds push notifications, threaded DM conversations

Twitter for BlackBerry has a new beta release that adds some very important features, including push notifications for @mentions, direct message threading, and geotagging support. Twitter for BlackBerry 1.1 beta is now available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone. The new push @mentions feature notifies you with a pop-up when you get a new @reply, and you can set it to work with any @mention or cut...

Twidroyd and UberSocial - formerly UberTwitter - get Twitter API access back

Twidroyd and UberSocial (formerly UberTwitter) have regained access to Twitter's APIs and should now be functioning as normal. Twitter suspended the apps -- owned by UberMedia -- pending changes that would bring them in line with Twitter's API terms of use. Ubermedia has made the changes to Twitter's satisfaction, although Twitter still intends to periodically review the company's apps for...

BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 leaked and available now for devices running BB OS 6

BlackBerry Messenger 6.0 has been leaked and is now available for download. If you simply can't wait for BlackBerry Messenger 6 and you're running a BlackBerry OS 6 device, then you don't have to. Simply delete your current installation of BlackBerry Messenger, download BBM 6.0 from here, and install. There is one small caveat however, and that's the need for a BlackBerry Beta Zone BBM key, which...

Evernote for BlackBerry gets Android-style home screen and better search

Evernote has updated its app for BlackBerry smartphones, rolling numerous bugfixes and improvements in to the new build. Among them is an updated home screen, which now looks much more like the Evernote app for Android. The search bar has been removed from the bottom of the screen and a shortcut to all your notes has been added. The new version also brings a much more powerful search feature,...

Twitter suspends UberTwitter and Twidroyd for policy violations

Users of popular Twitter clients UberTwitter and Twidroyd found that they couldn't log into Twitter today, and a post in the Twitter help center explains why: UberTwitter and Twidroyd have been suspended for violating Twitter's policies. TechCrunch followed up with Twitter on the suspensions and discovered that the suspended apps were violating Twitter's privacy, trademark and monetization rules....

Foursquare now available in French, Italian, Spanish, German and Japanese

The latest update to location-based social networking app Foursquare is a big one for international users. Foursquare now comes in five more languages: French, Italian, Spanish, German and Japanese. Even the badges have been translated! This is a big deal for Foursquare's business, because they're now getting checkins from users in nearly 200 different countries, and businesses in those countries...

Top 5 free BlackBerry Messenger-style cross-platform chat apps

Ever since early in the evolution of the BlackBerry, RIM's BlackBerry Messenger has been the envy of all other smartphone users. By creating an always-on Instant Messaging platform that linked phones to phones, RIM managed to provide a service that not only replaced the need for text and multimedia messaging, but also didn't interfere with any desktop IM protocol that you might use. OK, some...

BlackBerry Playbook to ship with Tetris, Need For Speed Underground

RIM's upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook may be aimed at enterprise users, but the company showed today that its upcoming tablet isn't all work and no play. At Mobile World Congress, RIM showed off Need For Speed Underground on the PlayBook -- and you can check out a video of its demo after the break. The PlayBook will also ship with Tetris. Both games are full versions, and both are included...

BlackBerry Radio app now in beta, partnered with Slacker and more

BlackBerry Beta Zone users in the U.S. can now test out BlackBerry Radio, an all-in-one radio app that combines popular radio sources like Slacker, Clear Channel, and Corus in one place. BlackBerry Radio lets users listen to a variety of stations and genres from any of the partner services, and download those services' premium apps from within BlackBerry radio. BlackBerry Radio is integrated...

BlackBerry OS 6 beta available to download and try

Though it's currently only available for three of its devices, RIM has posted a beta download of BlackBerry OS 6. If you own a BlackBery Bold 9700, Bold 9780, or Curve 3G 9300 and you happen to be a T-Mobile customer, head on over to the Beta Zone and download OS 6 for your device if you'd like to try it out. Sure, the 9780 already ships with OS6, but the beta version will give you a glimpse of...

BlackBerry PlayBook may be able to run Android apps, thanks to Dalvik

When RIM acquired QNX, it was all but certain that the days of Java-powered BlackBerry OSes were drawing to a close. That doesn't mean RIM plans on ditching support for all those legacy BlackBerry apps developed for use in the enterprise, however. Boy Genius Report has received information that RIM intends to support those apps by way of a virtual machine -- and what better Java VM to use than...

Starbucks now lets you pay from your iPhone or BlackBerry

While paying for goods from your phone my be common elsewhere in the world, it's been slow to catch on here in North America. Starbucks, however, may well have gotten the ball rolling, with the release of a pair of apps for iPhone and BlackBerry users. Drop Starbucks Card Mobile onto your smartphone, and you'll be able to load it with funds and pay at more than 7,500 locations in the U.S. Just...

BlackBerry PlayBook WebWorks SDK now available to developers

Before today, if you wanted to develop an app for RIM's upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet you were stuck with an Adobe Air SDK for the device. Now, however, RIM has released the WebWorks SDK -- first announced in September of 2010 -- which gives developers the ability to create apps using standard Web code like HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS. That should make it a relatively painless procedure to...