- 5 years ago


VentureBeat reported this morning that the Kik instant messaging application has been pulled from Blackberry App World.

Apparently Research in Motion told Kik Interactive on Friday afternoon that no new downloads could be made of the app, citing concerns that it “could not elaborate on at the time.” As a result Kik was closed for new registrants on Blackberry devices all weekend. The application continues to be available in Apple’s App Store and the Android app market for iPhone and Android device users.

It appears that Kik Interactive is completely in the dark for now. Ted Livingston, founder of Kik, said RIM hasn’t responded to his requests for timelines for when the issue will be cleared up.

VentureBeat wonders is this is just another case of an upstart being steamrolled by the big guys? Thoughts?

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