As expected, Facebook 2.0 beta for BlackBerry is now available, and among other features, it adds support for Facebook Chat.

The Facebook app for BlackBerry is tightly integrated into the OS, so you can start a chat with your contacts who are online either from the Facebook app or from the unified mailbox on your smartphone. You’ll also receive status notifications from Facebook even if the app isn’t currently running.

The news feed section of the app has also been updated to make it easier to scroll, add photos, or check in to a place. Notifications and navigation have been redesigned as well.

You can find more information at the Inside BlackBerry blog. Facebook 2.0 beta for BlackBerry is available as a free download from the BlackBerry Beta Zone.

Brad Linder

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