BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)’s World Gets Facebook App Update for BlackBerry 10


BlackBerry 10 or BB10, a secure mobile operating system from BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), has received a full version of Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) app update. Facebook app for BB10 has been around in a trial version, but the latest move means that all BlackBerry 10 users can access Facebook app on their devices. The full version Facebook app for BlackBerry 10 features various improvements, combining the adjustments made during the beta testing.

Full version Facebook on BB10 features Improvements

For those who participated in the beta zone of Facebook app for BlackBerry 10, there won’t be a lot of changes to notice, but newcomers will love the Facebook update for the BB10 platform. Some of the easily noticeable improvements include the ability to share a photo from the full-screen view of the BB10 device. Also, in addition to the press-and-hold function to access full-screen photo options, users can achieve the same function through the ellipsis icon.

Editing or deleting comments on BlackBerry 10 is made easy with the latest update as one can use the pencil icon in addition to press-and-hold option. Publishing has also been made easy on BlackBerry 10 platform.

There are certainly many good reasons that make Facebook app for BlackBerry 10 a desirable download.

Focus on software and services

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), under its turnaround CEO, John Chen, has made it clear that its main business focus currently is software and services for enterprise and government clients. However, the company maintains a presence in the device segment to drive growth in those new segments.

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has released a number of smartphones recently, including BlackBerry Passport and Classic. These devices have been manufactured under the arrangement with Foxconn, which is responsible for managing the inventory of the devices they make.

In addition to bringing more devices to the market, BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has also been enriching its BB10 operating system and expanding its proprietary BBM service to more platforms.