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Windows Mobile Finally Gets Facebook App

Facebookers using BlackBerrys, the iPhone, and some other platforms have had access to a mobile version of Facebook suited to their devices. Up until now, Windows Mobile had been left in the cold. FriendMobilizer decided it was time the WinMo crowd joins in the mobile Facebook fun, and crafted its own application.
Facebookers using BlackBerrys, the iPhone, and some other platforms have had access to a mobile version of Facebook suited to their devices. Up until now, Windows Mobile had been left in the cold. FriendMobilizer decided it was time the WinMo crowd joins in the mobile Facebook fun, and crafted its own application.Facebook fiends using the Windows Mobile platform have hitherto suffered from the lack of a specific solution for their devices. Instead, they've had to rely on connecting via the browser on their device, which often leaves a bit to be desired with the experience.

FriendMobilizer is a third-party application developed to make using mobile Facebook better for Windows Mobile. According to the site, it will send notifications directly to your home screen; allow you to approve/ignore friend requests; check your wall and inboxes; change your status; send messages, wall posts, and pokes; and view invitations to groups and/or events. This version of the software is ad-supported, however, which Windows Mobile Experts calls "not the prettiest thing you've ever seen."

Looking at some of the initial user feedback, however, FriendMobilizer may not be a home run. One commenter said, "hmmm....I tried this & ended up taking it off my device. I just didn't like the overall UI all that much, and what I for sure did NOT like was how the 'friends' part required you to look up each individual person to check their status. No thanks. I actually like the mobile website version much better."

Still, it may be better than nothing and is probably worth checking out.

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