Man, the world is a small place. As I was typing my email to me rep declaring how pissed I was, I was sent this email before I even had the chance to send it.
We wish to bring your attention to a new application that has been launched by RIM – Facebook for BlackBerry smart phones, as well as the Facebook icon that will be added to new devices.
The reason for this communication is to advise administrators of the new icon (in case they receive questions) and also to remind them that they may choose to create a BES security policy.
Facebook for BlackBerry smart phones allows Facebook users to connected to family and friends. Customers can download the Facebook for BlackBerry mobile client from the Facebook Mobile site (m.facebook.com) or from BlackBerry (www.blackberry.com)
. Also, beginning November 19, 2007, customers who activate a BlackBerry Pearl, BlackBerry Curve, or BlackBerry 8800 with a BlackBerry Data Plan, will be able to download the Facebook for BlackBerry mobile client from their BlackBerry homescreen by clicking on the Facebook icon.
If you do not wish to provide access to the Facebook for BlackBerry client or the Facebook mobile internet site, your IT Administrators have the ability to block access via a security policy through the BES Administration Console which would impact all existing and future subscribers or specific groups of subscribers.
The Facebook icon will display on any device supporting 4.2 handheld code for the following scenarios:
Upgrade handheld code
Replace battery or SIM card
If you require assistance on how to block Facebook for Blackberry and other BlackBerry Internet Solution services please contact the Rogers Enterprise Service Centre at 1-877-939-3282.
Thanks and let me know if you have any questions.
Yeah I did. Why was this pushed without our approval?