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Twitter for BlackBerry v1.1 with ‘Location to Your Tweets and Push @Mentions’ and More! Features Released

Today, BlackBerry launched the Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones v1.1 application. Here’re the features:

  • Tweet Location
    By enabling this feature, you can pinpoint your location in a neighborhood and include it your Tweets. To try out this feature, complete following steps:
    1. Open Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones v1.1
    2. Press Menu key and select Options
    3. Enable Add Location To Tweet and save your changes

    After enabling, you’ll notice a new compass icon to the right of the photo icon below the Tweet box. To add your location, select this icon and your BB will determine where you’re and add it to any new Tweets you submit. If you want to remove your location, simply select the icon again to disable this feature until you’re ready to use it again.

    Viewing someone else’s location — All you need to do is select the location icon that appears in the bottom right corner of their tweet and a map view will open, allowing you to see where they were when they submitted that Tweet.

  • Other new features include Push @Mentions and #Topic Autocomplete.
  • Refreshed Branding
    Updated graphics reflect the new look of the Twitter brand and a streamlined layout of the Add Photo and Add Location icons on the Home screen.

  • Retweet Updates
    The next time you Retweet something, it’ll appear in your Home timeline as “Retweeted by You” to quickly alert you that your Retweet was sent successfully.
  • New language support
    • Simplified Chinese
    • Traditional Chinese
    • Polish
    • Czech
    • Thai

    Also addressed several issues including: addressed “Unable to Find Location” error message that appeared whenever a user attempted to submit a new tweet, made some changes to ensure that you don’t encounter any difficulties when attempting to shorten a URL you’d like to share, or that you don’t experience delays when opening the Twitter app on your BlackBerry smartphone.

    [Source: BlackBerry]

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