Blackberry focused blogs have been reporting a lot of interesting news on the upcoming Twitter client for the Blackberry platform. Folks at Crackberry seem to have got hold of a few screenshots of the new version 18.104.22.168 that is right now in private beta.
While the exact launch date of the Blackberry Twitter client is not yet known, speculations are rife that the launch is not going to happen anytime before June 30. The reason? The Terms and Conditions that private beta users agree to while signing up for the pilot test seems to suggest that. The T&C reads,
“Test Period: Subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Pilot Test shall expire on June 30, 2010.”
That would mean it is going to be quite some time before users will get to lay their hands on the new Twitter client.
, Blackberry Rocks
Few weeks ago, Twitter launched their official Twitter client for Blackberry users in beta. Appears that the initial test run has been successful. Folks at Crackberry have written in that the official Twitter client for Blackberry will publicly launch on March 31 – that’s less than a week from now. Kevin from Crackberry writes,
“After the keynote this morning I rolled by the BlackBerry booth and stumbled upon the Twitter pod. After some smooth talking (just kidding, no smooth talking required), I was informed that the Official Twitter for BlackBerry client will be rolling out to the public on March 31st.”
I’m not a Blackberry user, but I am just curious that it took so long for Twitter to actually launch an official Twitter app for a platform that is so widely used. Isn’t it a massive opportunity lost? But then, considering that Twitter makes no money, it appears to be a “better late than never” kind of a thing.