LinkedIn app now available on Blackberry – at last

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LinkedInProfessional social network LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network with more than 60 million members globally, has launched an app for the Blackberry.

LinkedIn already has apps for the iPhone and Palm Pre, and the launch on the Blackberry is not before time – given the brand’s strong links with the business community.

The new LinkedIn application features native integration with the BlackBerry – which allows professionals to use LinkedIn within their BlackBerry’s existing email, calendar and contacts applications.

linked in screen shot.jpg Available free, The LinkedIn application for BlackBerry smartphones can be downloaded on the BlackBerry Tour, BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerryBold series of smartphones. The application operates on devices running BlackBerry OS 4.3 or later. Full integration of the LinkedIn application with native BlackBerry applications requires BlackBerry OS 4.6 or later.

The application is available globally in English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, and Chinese languages.

Key functionality includes:

Search: Prepare for any meeting by quickly accessing LinkedIn profiles
Messages: Enables users to manage their LinkedIn inboxes on the go
Network Updates: Stay connected to the professional conversation
Connections: Make new connections away from the computer
Invitations: Send invites to new connections to build professional networks
Reconnections: Users receive recommendations of who they may want to add to their professional networks.

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