Research in Motion may have no love for Kik Messenger or the company behind the popular cross platform instant messaging application, Kick Interactive, however, the BlackBerry Messenger-like service has gained over 3 million registered users in 3 months.

Kik-Messenger being BBM-like is undoubtedly the reason that Research in Motion suspended Kik Messenger services on the BlackBerry followed by a law suit claiming patent infringement, but, the delivered, read, and typing notifications Kik Messenger offers give ex-BlackBerry users that familiar BBM feel which has fed the popularity of the app.

[Via VentureBeat]