Since February, Twitter for BlackBerry (Beta) has been available only by requesting an invite or by downloading a leaked version of it.  CrackBerry reports that this will all change tonight at 9pm EST because Twitter for BlackBerry (Beta) is going public!

The change log that accompanies the news of this release shows that Twitter for BlackBerry is really developing into quite the impressive mobile Twitter client.  See what’s changed and download information after the jump…

  • Notifications of New Tweets and @Replies/Mentions

    • When an @reply/mention is received, the user will be notified with a
      splat on the BlackBerry home screen ribbon as well as the application
    • Users will also be notified of new tweets in the BlackBerry Messages
  • Twitter Lists Functionality

    • Comprehensive option to build a list of Twitter users on any subject

      • Ability to add members to the list and view subscribers of the lists
    • Users can also view other users’ lists
  • Profile Editing

    • Users can edit their own Twitter profile from the application
    • Users can also change their profile image from the application
  • Personalization Settings

    • Users can customize the look of the application with the ability to:

      • Show/hide the navigation bar and tweetbox
      • Change the font/style to their own preferred choice
    • Users can click on a Twitter profile image and it will be enlarged
      for better viewing abilities
  • Improved in-Application Caching/Polling

    • Increased on-device caching for Timeline; Mentions to improve
      application performance
    • Enlarged Avatar (Profile Picture) Viewing

      • Push Notifications for Direct Messages
      • Timeline Support
      • Following & Followers
      • Posting, Sending, Deleting, Replying and Re-Tweeting Tweets
      • User/Saved/Keyword/Proximity Search

These new features build on Twitter for BlackBerry’s strengths at its
original preview launch:

  • Tweet Photos/Links
  • Trending Topics
  • Seamless integration into core BlackBerry Applications
  • URL Shortening
  • Auto Update

To download Twitter for BlackBerry, head over to BlackBerry App World Test Center or the BlackBerry Beta Zone after 9pm EST tonight.