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Image Gallery: Native mobile Facebook application comparison

An official Google Android Facebook application was released this week, which prompted us to take a look at the official Facebook application that is available across every mobile operating system except for Palm WebOS. Several screenshots of the apps are shown here with a full article detailing them all on ZDNet Smartphones & Cell Phones blog.
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An official Google Android Facebook application was released this week, which prompted us to take a look at the official Facebook application that is available across every mobile operating system except for Palm WebOS. Several screenshots of the apps are shown here with a full article detailing them all on ZDNet Smartphones & Cell Phones blog.

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The Home icon on the Nokia N97 shows your News feed and Status updates.

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One of the better views in the Symbian client is the Friends status updates.

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There are lots of details available on your friend's wall page.

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You can call your friends from within the Facebook client.

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Your message conversation can appear in a threaded bubble, iPhone-like format.

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The home tab shows you status updates with subtabs available for more information.

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One bonus on the Windows Mobile application is the ability to upload photos and videos to your Facebook account.

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You can update your status for several areas on your WM device.

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You can quickly view your friends' latest status updates.

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Similar to the Symbian client you can view your inbox in a threaded view for easy conversation tracking.

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The Android client does not have many options and most of your time will be spent in the main status page, as seen here.

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Unlike other clients there are no tabs to access other parts of Facebook. You need to press the menu button to see these options.

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You can view your own wall in the Android client.

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There are a few general settings present in the Android client.

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Notification settings can be managed in detail.

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You can view and use the Facebook client in landscape mode as well.

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Here is a view of the menu options in landscape orientation.

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The newest iPhone client is very attractive and well designed with a main navigation page that lets you access different parts of Facebook.

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You can create pages of your friends as favorites so you can quickly access their information rather than sifting through your feeds.

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Your friend's status updates appear in the news feed page.

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You can use the iPhone wheel selector to filter the types of information that appears.

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You can quickly check the status of your contacts. A green icon indicates your buddy is signed into Facebook and available to chat.

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Your albums appear on the Photos page and you can even create new albums.

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The friends you created as favorites appear on tabs behind the main navigation page.

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You can update your status using the iPhone application from just about any area.

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This latest iPhone client added video upload support to go along with photo uploads.

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