RIM announced the Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook tablet app, which offers the most popular features and functionality of Facebook in a tablet-optimized experience at the BlackBerry World 2011 conference and will become available for download from BlackBerry App World this week.
Features of Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook tablet:
- Facebook Chat
- Facebook Chat takes advantage of the PlayBook’s high-resolution screen by splitting the app into two separate panels for side-by-side viewing of your online contacts and active conversations.
- From within the the app, you’ll always be up to date on active chats. Notifications of new Chat messages will appear in the Incoming Chat popover located on the Nav Bar, so you can quickly and easily access new Chat messages as you receive them from anywhere in the app.
- News Feed
- News Feed feature helps you to stay notified on all your friends status updates and photos. Clicking on a status update with a web link seamlessly opens the BlackBerry PlayBook browser for you to view the content.
- You can also discuss and show appreciation for your friend’s content through the comment and “Like” features within the News Feed or on their profile pages.
- You can also publish your own status update or upload a photo from within the status publisher that’s accessible from the News Feed or your profile page.
- Photo Uploading: The app allows for easy photo uploading and viewing. In addition to uploading photos from the Picture Library, you can tag friends, and view and post your comments and Likes.
- Facebook Messages: The app allows you to compose, send and receive new Facebook messages. You can view your sent messages in the Outbox tab and messages from Pages you’re a fan of from within the Updates tab.
- Friends List: You can view your Friends List in two ways: a grid view (default) or a list view. From the list view there is an alphabetical scrollbar so you can find your friends quickly. You can also Search and add new Friends and Pages and view pending Friend Requests from within the Friends List. Who doesn’t want more friends?
- The app also offers an array of other familiar Facebook features like Search and Notifications, to help you stay connected with friends and share your news while you’re on the go.
Download Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook tablet From: BlackBerry App World.
[Source: BackBerry blog]