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By 24 February 2011 | Categories: news

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Canada’s BlackBerry holding company, Research In Motion (RIM), has launched a new update to Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones.
 
This update adds some new features such as geotagging, which enables users to include their location within their tweets. Also included with the update is new language support, a simpler interface design, as well as new notifications.
 
Twitter for BlackBerry devices v1.1 is a beta download available via BlackBerry Beta Zone.
 
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 BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) conversations. Related messages are also 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 – Better integration with Social Feeds enables 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 – Users utilising a BlackBerry smartphone with a touch-screen display, can now refresh page content by simply dragging a finger down the device screen and then releasing it.
  • Additional language support – New languages support for Polish and Czech.

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