RIM Responds To The Removal Of Kik From App World

Kik Messenger is one of the recent messaging applications that has gained popularity, since it’s free instead of the more popular WhatsApp. That being said, it has been noticed that the app has been removed from the BlackBerry App World portal by RIM and the push services for existing users have been disabled. Folks have reached out to RIM for comments and the company states there the company breached contractual obligations, resulting in its removal from the app store. The problem wasn’t detailed, but it remains to be seen if this issue will be resolved anytime soon. The response from RIM reads:

“RIM became aware of a number of issues and customer concerns regarding the Kik app and service. Following discussions with Kik, the app was removed from BlackBerry App World on November 12. Upon further investigation, RIM concluded that Kik had breached contractual obligations. Based on the broad scope and seriousness of the issues and concerns, RIM terminated its agreements with Kik and withdrew RIM’s support for Kik’s service.”

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