Facebook and Video Chat Apps Coming to BlackBerry PlayBook

Hot on the heels of their BlackBerry Bold Touch announcement, Rim has announced that a dedicated Facebook app for the BlackBerry Playbook is on the way. The new app has been optimized for the PlayBook’s 7″ display. The app will let users view and add friends by scanning the new grid view of their profile pictures. It will also let them view profiles with photos and videos, connect with Facebook chat, view and interact with the news feeds, as well as make Likes and Comments. Users can also use upload photos directly from the PlayBook to Facebook. Although there are no screenshots available yet, so far this app sounds superior to the Facebook app choices available for the iPad and Android, especially since there are still no official Facebook apps for those devices.

BlackBerry has also announced a Video Chat for the BlackBerry Playbook app. The offers support for One-Click Video and Voice over WiFi Calls, Incoming Call Notifications, a picture in picture function and a friends list. Both of these apps are very welcome and much needed additions to the PlayBook which we recently reviewed. The apps will be available tomorrow May 3rd via an over-the-air update.

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