Facebook for BlackBerry version 2.0 is available now for BlackBerry running OS 5.0 and higher.  RIM has just confirmed this in their blog post at http://blogs.blackberry.com/2011/07/facebook-for-blackberry-bbm/.

Check out a demo of Facebook 2.0 in video :

(YouTube link for mobile viewing)


According to RIM’s Official Blogs here are the key features in the new version :

1. Brand New User Interface

It’s impossible to miss the sleek new design of the Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones v2.0 app, which includes a new navigation grid and a notifications bar that borrows from the BlackBerry® 6 “Today View”, plus Messages, Friend Requests and Chats all in one handy location.

2. Facebook Chat


You asked for it and now you’ve got it! Facebook Chat is fully integrated with your BlackBerry® smartphone, so you can start a conversation within the Facebook for BlackBerry smartphones app or from the Messages app on your smartphone. You’ll never need to worry about missing a chat message, since you’ll be notified of new chat messages even when you’re not using the Facebook app. Now that’s reliable communication!



3. Improved News Feed


Now you can scroll effortlessly through your Facebook News Feed without accidentally clicking ‘Like’, and you can interact with your friend’s posts in just two clicks. Simply click the ‘More’ button (+) to ‘Like’ or add a comment to a post. The enhanced publisher functionality allows you to post photos to your Wall, add an update, or check in to a Facebook Place right from the News Feed.


Additionally, there’s Redefined Notifications – you’ll never miss a beat in your social life now that you’re notified of polled items (that is, notifications that aren’t delivered through BlackBerry® push technology), such as ‘Likes’ and Event Wall posts.


4. Enhanced Profiles

The new Profile interface now provides Wall, Info, and Photos tabs for an even better browsing experience. New to v2.0 is the ability to view key information on Profiles and Pages, such as contact info, basic info like birthdays, hometown and relationship status, and likes and interests. Plus, you can discover which friends you have in common with another user with the Mutual Friends feature. You can also now view a user’s Friends List from their Profile if their privacy settings permit this.

For more info and to download Facebook 2.0 for BlackBerry smartphones or the PlayBook go to blackberry.com/facebook or  check the update for smartphones here and PlayBook here in BlackBerry App World.

Download OTA (local link) :

For OS 5.0 : http://bit.ly/p1dFcq
For OS 6.0 : http://bit.ly/rlrZAi

Offline Installer (local link) :