Jason Schroeder, a TwitterBerry developer, let me know about the release at the BlackBerry event, and though I haven’t had more than an hour or so to experiment with it, some of the bugs I noticed in the earlier beta versions have been fixed. For example, LED notifications are now turned off by default and you can access the Twitter public timeline without issues.
Additional new features include the ability to send replies and direct messages by simply typing an “R” for a reply or a “D” for a direct message before your tweets. And the application’s home screen also got prettied up a bit with a new “What are you doing?” logo.
If you’re a Twitter user with a BlackBerry and you haven’t checked out TwitterBerry, you’re missing out. Download it here. (Note: You may need to clear your browser cache to access the new version of TwitterBerry. To do so, surf on over to http://orangatame.com/ota/twitterberry using your BlackBerry browser. On the download page, hit the BlackBerry Menu key, scroll down to Options, choose Cache Operations and then click Clear History. When you return to the TwitterBerry download page, the new version of the app will be available.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.