Facebook for BlackBerry gets updated

It's being reported that Facebook has rolled out an update to its BlackBerry client. Version 1.7 is now available and can be found and downloaded on both on the BlackBerry App World and on blackberry.com/facebook and m.facebook.com.

The new features list isn't very long, and revolves mainly around the news feed. You can now set the news feed as your landing page when you start the app, and the desktop version's "filters" are also present, meaning that you can view just status updates, for example, or photos, or links.

There's a menu option that allows you to view your own profile now, too, as well as a number of caching improves that'll mean your handset's memory won't be battered by the app. Lastly, you'll no longer have to wait while your Facebook feeds are updated - they get pre-fetched.

If you're living in BlackBerry-land then give it a try and let us know what you think of Facebook version 1.7.