Twitter for BlackBerry v2.0 (beta) now available

An example of the user interface of Twitter for BlackBerry v. 2.0 (beta) (Image: file photo)

Hot on the heels of the official release of Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones v1.1, the latest beta version of Twitter for BlackBerry smartphones, version 2.0, is now available in Beta Zone.

Another release already, you say? The Twitter app team at Research In Motion (RIM) has adopted an iterative development approach, which means smaller scoped releases will be available to you on a more frequent basis.

What’s New in v2.0?

The focus of this iteration is simplified navigation. You’ll notice that the navigation bar has a sleek new look with simplified access to popular Twitter features. For instance, the ‘Search’, ‘Find People’, and ‘Popular Topics’ screens have been combined into a new Single Search Screen.  Now you can search for Tweets and people from a single location, as well as view Trends and Saved Searches, unifying the entire Twitter Search experience.

Another great feature for BlackBerry 6 users: Twitter Search works with Universal Search on your BlackBerry smartphone. Search for anything, and Universal Search will pull in relevant results from your entire BlackBerry smartphone, including all Search categories within Twitter.

In addition to the new black chrome color scheme, you’ll notice there’s a new Compose Tweet button located on the Nav Bar that acts as a single touch-point for composing Tweets from anywhere in the app.

Sign up for the beta today and let us know what you think, and stay tuned for subsequent releases coming soon.

By Angela Meadon


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