Tag Archives: Kik
5:48 pm on Jan 11, 2012 |
Ahh, Kik Messenger. The program was such a hit in its first week of existence on the BlackBerry that it was pulled from App World and then the company was subsequently sued by Research in Motion. Kik has been back for a short while now, and though it’s not a RIM recognized app, it still runs great and allows you fast, cross-platform communication. The latest update, v5.3.2, brings lots of bug fixes, speed improvements, and battery life fixes. If you’re back on Kik you can download the update at the link below.
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- Kik Messenger for BlackBerry now available via top secret download link
- RIM cancelling the production of the BlackBerry PlayBook? Nope and We have a statement from RIM
- Blaq for BlackBerry PlayBook gets tons of new features in v1.5 update
- Congratulations RIM on your 70th million global BlackBerry subscriber!
- RIM releases official statement regarding PlayBook pricing and rebates
- Xobni Super Address Book for BlackBerry Makes its Way to Android
11:25 am on Sep 30, 2011 |
It’s been a long time since we’ve heard from the Kik team, last time we heard from them it was when RIM had gone head to head with them in a lawsuit regarding patent infringement. But it looks like the Kik team is (unofficially) back in action as they’ve posted a link to their new BlackBerry application that still offers push services.
There are a few things you should know before you download the new version. This version of Kik has not been signed with RIM and is not available in BlackBerry App World. Also, it has not been built with RIM dev tools so, in all ways possible, this app is not endorsed by RIM, but that didn’t stop me from downloading it. Grab the link below and check out the new Kik messenger for BlackBerry.
We all knew there had to be more to this whole Kik vs. RIM issue. As it turns out, RIM has filed a lawsuit in Canada against Kik. The suit states that Kik has infringed upon patents held by RIM. One would assume that by this they mean the sent, received, and read confirmation that users got while using Kik. There is no word on exactly what patents have been infringed upon by Kik but it is sure to come out soon. We have reached out to RIM for any comments that they wish to make regarding the lawsuit and negotiations with Kik. We’ll keep you posted as we dive deeper into this story.
Shortly after Kik released their blog post on their removal from BlackBerry App World and revocation of their Development priveliges, RIM has come back with a statement of their own.
“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.”
From the looks of that statement, Kik must have done some pretty serious stuff to warrant the removal. There was no further word on why Kik was blocked besides that Kik “breached contractual obligations.” Hopefully we will be able to get some clarification as to what has happened here and Kik can come back to BlackBerry. I know I loved Kik and being able to have instant communication with my friends on iOS and Android. Hopefully some agreement can be reached and we can get Kik back. We would love to hear our readers opinions on this matter.