Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Facebook launches new mobile app

Facebook goes international on mobile with partner Snaptu. The iphone version in America got not updated, which is not necessary hence the app is already great. Just missing a dedicated ipad app, which might never come.

From FB blog:

A Better Mobile Experience for More People

by Mark Heynen on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 5:00pm

We want people to have a great mobile experience no matter what type of phone they carry. Smartphones have offered better features for sharing with friends but aren't used by most people around the world.

Today, we're launching a new mobile app to bring Facebook to the most popular mobile phones around the world. The Facebook for Feature Phones app works on more than 2,500 devices from Nokia, Sony Ericsson, LG and other manufacturers, and it was built in close cooperation with Snaptu. The app provides a better Facebook experience for our most popular features, including an easier-to-navigate home screen, contact synchronization, and fast scrolling of photos and friend updates.

We also wanted to make it available to as many people as possible. Similar to the site, we've worked with mobile operators from around the world to let you try this without paying for any data charges. The 14 mobile operators listed below are offering free data access when using the new Facebook mobile app during the first 90 days after they launch.
During the next few months, we plan to make the app available through more carriers in other countries so you can have a great mobile Facebook experience no matter what device you use.

Launching today on

■Dialog (Sri Lanka)

■Life (Ukraine)

■Play (Poland)

■StarhHub (Singapore)

■STC (Saudi Arabia)

■Three (Hong Kong)

■Tunisiana (Tunisia)

■Viva (Dominican Republic)

■Vodafone (Romania)

Launching soon:
■Mobilicity (Canada)

■Reliance (India)

■Telcel (Mexico)

■TIM (Brazil)

■Vivacom (Bulgaria)

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