Seems like the relationship between RIM and Kik is deteriorating. We already know that RIM yanked Kik off its App World store and now the company is suing Kik, citing patent infringement. Considering that Kik offers some pretty good functionality for free, offering a good alternative to WhatsApp, PingChat and other messaging services similar to BlackBerry Messenger, it’s no surprise that the company’s userbase has surged to a good 2.5 million users in slightly over a month since its launch. It’s hard to estimate what the outcome of this will be, but hopefully the end user doesn’t get the short end of the stick.
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