Research in Motion launched a public beta of its official Twitter client for BlackBerry this week. Like any mobile Twitter client, Twitter for BlackBerry includes a number of features letting you read updates from your contacts in real-time as well as send status updates to your followers. But there are a few nifty things that make the BlackBerry app a lot more useful than simply visiting m.twitter.com in your mobile browser.

For one thing, you get push notifications for direct messages (private messages from one Twitter users to another). There’s also inbox integration that lets you read direct messages from Twitter as if they were email messages.

The app also features camera and photo gallery integration and browser integration for adding a link to a Tweet. And if you receive an email or text message that users an @username then when you click on it you’ll be taken to that Twitter user’s profile page.

As you can see from the many tabs at the top of the client, you can use Twitter for BlackBerry to see all updates from your timeline or just check out Replies directed to your name or direct messages. You can also search for users or content such as trending topics.

You can download Twitter for BlackBerry from the BlackBerry App World store or by visiting blackberry.com/twitter.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing.He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...

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