Of course everyone who owns an iPhone and who has a Twitter account already has 45 different options for sending tweets on the run. However, the options are a lot more limited for us BlackBerry folk!
Lets take a look at a few of them:
1) TinyTwitter – very basic operation, very “lightweight” (memory wise), a little quirky
2) Blackbird – VERY archaic UI, not a lot of functionality, absolutely no frills
3) TwitterBerry – one of the best “Twitter only” apps for BlackBerry. It’s very reliable. Doesn’t seem to auto-shrink URLs for you. This means less room to type tweets when you want to include a URL
4) SocialScope – This seems to be THE best option for any BlackBerry users! It integrates Facebook status and Twitter updates. You can post photos directly from you BB to TwitPic and it will auto-shrink URLs when you past them in from any site. Separate tabs for “all updates” (Facebook and Twitter merged together with an icon so you can tell which came from where), then there’s a tab for “@” replies (twitter), another tab for Direct Messages (twitter), and then a fourth tab for Facebook only feeds.
SocialScope is BY FAR the best of all the available twitter apps for BlackBerry. That said, it’s also still in ALPHA testing. You have to enroll and ask to be a tester and that means there may be quirks you experience. Ironically I’ve never had any quirks… until today. Their server is down today so I haven’t been able to login today. YIKES! But I have TwitterBerry also installed to manage a company twitter account.
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