BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) Gets a Major Facebook Inc (FB) Update

In the world of smartphones, BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) used to be the cream of the crop. The company was at the top of the market, dominating the competition, and loving life. In today’s day and age, things are not going nearly as smooth for the once proud company. For this reason, it needs all the help it can get. And that is why this update of its Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) app is so important.

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY), Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB)When you compare BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) to the competition, such as the iPhone and Samsung devices, it is easy to see how far behind the company has slipped. This is not due to a lack of trying. It is not due to a lack of new devices or a new operating system.

The good thing for BlackBerry and CEO Thorsten Heins is this: the company is doing whatever it can to even the playing field.

This includes offering many of the same apps.

Enter the Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) v10.2.1 update. This update is now available for BlackBerry 10 smartphones, and it is safe to say that quite a few users are already taking advantage.

What this Brings to BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) Smartphones

Despite the fact that this is a nice upgrade for users who use Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) on their smartphone, it is only a good thing if the features are actually worthwhile. It seems that they are.

Some of the many updates include: Facebook chat, Facebook messages, quicker scrolling in newsfeed, enhanced photo experience, and upgrade page admin functions.

As you can see, this was no small upgrade.

One last detail worth nothing: there is a refreshed look and feel to all pages. This makes navigating Facebook and communicating with others easier than ever before. Those who have struggled with this in the past will enjoy this update more than the rest.

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) should be happy that Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) (and Mark Zuckerberg) is around, giving users another reason to pickup their smartphone. T

It is things like this that can go a long way in helping put BlackBerry back on the map. And for Facebook, it allows even more people to use their service while on the go.

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