Just because geeks might not think that BlackBerry is a fun platform doesn’t mean that people still don’t use it. Today, Twitter announced a 4.0 update to its BlackBerry app, and included its Connect functionality which shows all interactions that happen on the platform.
It makes sense, because BlackBerry users are some of the chattiest people that you’ll ever encounter. I mean that in a nice way, of course. When you put that CrackBerry keyboard in front of someone, they just start typing like it’s BBM. For Twitter to want to capture everyone’s thoughts, not just those on fancy iPhones, is a testament to the fact that they truly see themselves as a universal platform.
Here’s what the company had to say about it:
Now BlackBerry will have Connect capabilities on Twitter. New tabs, streamlined design, and simplified navigation makes this the most enjoyable Twitter for BlackBerry app yet.
Connect shows you who retweeted, favorited and followed you, and gathers all your mentions in one place. And now it’s simple to filter mentions and replies to see only certain interactions.
We’ve improved access to existing and new functionality. For example, the new Discover tab encompasses Trends, “Who to follow” suggestions, and an easier way to browse categories. You will now find messages, lists, and your favorited Tweets in the Me tab.
Download the update and enjoy.
You can download the app update here.
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