{Genius@Play} Twitter for BlackBerry (Beta) Application Available to Public Tonight at 9PM EST

Yup Yup.. Twitter for BlackBerry will be available to all in *beta* form tonight! Here’s the word….

The Twitter® for BlackBerry® smartphone application is about to go into public beta. As of 9 p.m. EST tonight, BlackBerry users around the globe will be able to download the app and give it a try.

Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones has been available in a limited preview since February 11, 2010. The public beta version that will launch later today incorporates the following new features based on preview user feedback:

Notifications of New Tweets and @Replies/Mentions
When an @reply/mention is received, the user will be notified with a splat on the BlackBerry home screen ribbon as well as the application icon
Users will also be notified of new tweets in the BlackBerry Messages list
Twitter Lists Functionality
Comprehensive option to build a list of Twitter users on any subject
Ability to add members to the list and view subscribers of the lists
Users can also view other users’ lists
Profile Editing
Users can edit their own Twitter profile from the application
Users can also change their profile image from the application
Personalization Settings
Users can customize the look of the application with the ability to:
Show/hide the navigation bar and tweetbox
Change the font/style to their own preferred choice
Users can click on a Twitter profile image and it will be enlarged for better viewing abilities
Improved in-Application Caching/Polling
Increased on-device caching for Timeline; Mentions to improve application performance
Enlarged Avatar (Profile Picture) Viewing
Push Notifications for Direct Messages
Timeline Support
Following & Followers
Posting, Sending, Deleting, Replying and Re-Tweeting Tweets
User/Saved/Keyword/Proximity Search
These new features build on Twitter for BlackBerry’s strengths at its original preview launch:

Tweet Photos/Links
Trending Topics
Seamless integration into core BlackBerry Applications
URL Shortening
Auto Update
Twitter for BlackBerry Fun Fact: Did You Know that Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones allows users to follow someone on Twitter with just a click? Simply send your Twitter handle (@xxx) over BBM or email and have a contact click on it. Twitter for BlackBerry will open up and they can start following you right away!

Availability: Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones will be available for download from BlackBerry App World (in the Test Center) (www.blackberry.com/appworld) or on BlackBerry Beta Zone (www.blackberry.com/betazone – for North American and UK users).

Source: CrackBerry

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