Yesterday we exclusively told you that Facebook 2.0 would be leaving Beta Zone and officially releasing in App World (smartphone version 2.0.0.37). RIM has just confirmed this in their blog post.

Great news, Facebook® users! Facebook for BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet v2.0 has launched today along with Facebook for BlackBerry® smartphones v2.0. Both apps will appear in the BlackBerry App World™ storefront over the next 24 hours. 

Facebook 2.0 is only available for BlackBerry smartphones running OS 5.0 and higher. The update to Facebook 2.0 should begin pushing through to you any moment. Otherwise, continually check for the update for smartphones here and PlayBook here.  Some of the new features for the PlayBook include:

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  • Facebook Places
  • Facebook Event viewing
  • Ability to view ‘Likes’
  • Privacy control on status updates

Check out a demo of Facebook 2.0 in the video below:

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMFoNbifjZY

On a BlackBerry? Click here for mobile YouTube video

via BB Blog