Blackberry users have given a cautionary thumbs up to the new application by Linked In for the handset. The recently launched app allows professionals access to the social network whilst on the go and first indications have been promising, although general consensus so far is that a couple of tweaks could make the app and even better option. One difference Blackberry users have noticed with their Linked In experienced as opposed to Linked In from a computer is their access of the social network site (or in other words, what the site shows on log-in).
Many users agree that the application is very useful if they require specific info on a person, for example, ahead of a business meeting or such-like. The feature allowing for emailing Linked In contacts is also a favourite feature amongst those who have used it, with some also commenting that it is actually easier to email via the app than it is from the actual handset itself.
Another interesting piece of information to come from user reviews so far is the fact that they used the app more than their FaceBook app for the Blackberry. With the FaceBook app relatively difficult to master for some of the options (updating, for example), it’s not surprising, but even so, the Twitter app for the Blackberry remains a firm favourite so the Linked In application still has a way to go to unseat it from its throne.
The Blackberry Linked In application is currently only available for the Blackberry Tour, Blackberry Curve and Blackberry Bold series, and only then on those devices running Blackberry OS 4.3 or later. Blackberry Storm owners have, as of yet, no date for when the app will be available for their handsets.