GroupMe has released a new version of the BlackBerry app. The new app version 3.0.2 includes several improvements and new features including:

  • Featured Groups

o   Now BlackBerry app users can create “Featured Groups” to start conversations with their friends about their favorite brands, TV festivals, bands, and more. The groups will also receive news, information and special promotions via GroupMe.

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o   Current features groups include: Kesha, Dexter, Austin City Limits Festival, Dave Matthews Band Caravan, The Voodoo Experience and The World According to Paris (Paris Hilton realty TV show on Oxygen).

  • News

o   In the “News” tab, users can now see the recent activity on GroupMe, including what Groups they’ve been added to, which ones were disbanded, etc.

  • Speed Improvements

o   The conversation list display is much faster.

o   The app will stay in the background upon normal exit (escape).

o   Users can force the app to close completely by selecting the menu “Close.”

o   The end effect is a quicker start-up time. If a user does select “Close”, then the start-up will be similar to before.

  • Numerous Bug Fixes

The app is now in the App World, and you can download it here.