Facebook for BlackBerry v1.6 launching tonight


Do you live your day status update by status update? Are the pads of your CrackBerry thumbs wearing away due to nonstop wall posts? Get ready for new stuff. When the clock strikes 6 p.m PST (not EST as some sites are reporting), Facebook will be pushing a minor update to their BlackBerry App.

Patch notes after the jump.

The new goods:

· Status updates and highlights on the home page – you can now view your friends’ most recent status updates right on the home page. Highlights like photo uploads and wall posts are just a click away and you can comment on a photo, poke a friend, etc. right from the home page.
· Wall access from within Facebook for BlackBerry – with one click on your friend’s profile picture from the home page, you can access their wall without having to go to the mobile site.
· Photo viewing in a simple, easy-to-use slideshow format – check out your friends’ latest photo albums with improved photo viewing, and view albums in a simple and easy-to-use slideshow format. Just scroll back and forth through the thumbnails along the bottom to display the larger picture in the center of the screen.
· Facebook for BlackBerry 1.6 will also support three new languages:
o Thai
o Indonesian
o European Portuguese