Even those of us that bill ourselves as relatively "tech savvy" are new to certain technological things. That's how I am with Twitter (and GPS navigation devices, but that's for another day). I signed up about a month ago, and am learning more and more about how it works with each passing day. Due to the fact that I carry a BlackBerry, I decided to look into a Twitter client for my phone. The two free applications that I came across were TwitterBerry and Yatca. My take on both clients can be found below:
Out of the two, I found this one to be much more pleasant to use, and I'll tell you why. Personally, I prefer a separate client as opposed to one integrated into the BlackBerry's messaging system (read: Yatca). I like the ability to actually open up the program and browse at my leisure.
When you first open TwitterBerry, it brings you to a "What are you doing?" page, where you can enter your tweet. Upon clicking the BlackBerry key, the following options come up:
Yatca is a Twitter client that integrates with your messaging folder on your BlackBerry, and delivers updates in an SMS-like manner. To me, this type of delivery is going to be love/hate, and for me, I absolutely hated it. Even with the relatively few people I follow, I was getting 30+ messages every 10-15 minutes. Think of it like getting 30+ e-mails or text messages every 10-15 minutes - it's very similar. Each time, I would have to physically highlight all of the messages and mark them as read. Five minutes later, five more would pop up. You get the idea; my BlackBerry light was constantly red. Additionally, the client only gives the option of updating every five minutes or more, so no instant abilities to receive tweets.
All in all, I found TwitterBerry very clean and easy to use. Between the two, I would HIGHLY recommend TwitterBerry over Yatca. If you're following more than three individuals, you'll probably be annoyed with Yatca's style as well.
Download link: TwitterBerry
Download link: Yatca