“However, some have speculated that RIM was primarily concerned that Kik is too similar to BlackBerry Messenger and is a competitive threat that would reduce the incentive to keep using BlackBerries. The app has been available on Android and iPhone devices and, if popular, could make it easier to switch platforms.”
(Via The Macintosh News Network.)
Exactly. It would be foolish for them to give BBM addicts a road to recovery.