Blackberry Adds Facebook Application

A new application for Blackberry smartphones connects to Facebook

In a move to get involved in the popular social networking sites, Blackberry has added a Facebook for Blackberry Smartphones v 1.5 application.

The application allows users to access and manage their Facebook contacts list and integrate it with their BlackBerry address book.  Callers from a user’s Facebook address book will appear with their profile picture as the caller ID, and birthdays and events will also be integrated automatically into BlackBerry calendars.

Facebook messages and status updates will also be integrated with your BlackBerry device, with conversations appearing as an IM thread in the application and appearing in your BlackBerry message list. Users will also be able to search Facebook contacts and information using the BlackBerry’s onboard search facility.