Following last year's announced and later release of Facebook Mobile for Windows Mobile, Microsoft has finally updated the touch client of Facebook Mobile to version 1.2. While the initial release-features like the the ability to read Status Updates and the News Feed as well as being able to upload photos and video right from the phone, Microsoft has now added the possibility to like and comment friend posts! Furthermore it's still possible to get access to friend requests and photo tags, as well as read and create wall posts, send messages and update profile pictures. Facebook users will also be able to share many of their Facebook activities, including photos and status updates, across the full range of Windows Live services.
Thanks to last week's Windows Marketplace for Mobile update, Facebook Mobile can now also installed on a memory card instead of the device's main memory.
Interesting enough is the fact that Facebook v1.2 is currently available from the US English Marketplace Mobile only. All other countries are still offering v1.1 (without comments and like feature) only but thanks to Marketplace's new "World View" feature, it's now possible to download Facebook Mobile v1.2 from any country.
UPDATE: Was Facebook v1.2 released by mistake? As mentioned above, it was available from the US English Windows Marketplace for Mobile only but as it looks now, neither the new v1.2 nor the older v1.1 are available on the US English Marketplace anymore while other Marketplaces, like the German or French are still show (the older) Facebook version. Furthermore, if you upgraded to v1.2 from Microsoft's Marketplace for Mobile but uninstalled Facebook 1.2 for any reasons, it's still listed as a previously download application but trying to reinstall it causes an error.
We've asked Microsoft for a statement and will be back as soon as we heard anything from the Windows Mobile team.
UPDATE 2: Facebook Mobile v1.2 is back in the US Market and can be installed again (even if the previously installed application from "My applications -> Ready to install" list continued to fail.
Cheers ~ Arne