While most of the focus on RIM at the moment has to do with BlackBerry 10 and the company’s hopes for the future, there’s been plenty of interesting developments happening for existing RIM platforms. We’ve been hearing about efforts to introduce a new cohesive sense of social network connectedness with the introduction of BBM connected apps. Back in January, we learned of plans to integrate BBM and its contacts with popular apps like Twitter and Facebook. Later on, we saw RIM deliver the first taste of this functionality to apps in its Beta Zone. Now it’s time for some of those changes to go official, with today marking the full release of the new BlackBerry Twitter client with BBM connectivity.
Obviously, the ability to share tweets over BBM is the main feature of this release, but that’s not all there is to it. There’s new photo uploading support, letting you send images to Twitter’s servers as you compose your tweet. Users sending messages containing URLs will notice that the app now automatically shortens them for you. These kind of features aren’t anything new to other platforms, but we’re happy to see them arrive on BlackBerry nonetheless.
The new Twitter 3.0 with BBM connectivity is available for download now in the App World.