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Press Release: New App Brings Revolutionary Social Networking Tool  To New Platform

(Los Angeles, CA, March 25, 2010) On the occasion of its one-year anniversary, Grindr, the largest all-male mobile location-based networking service, is sharing a very special gift with the mobile community. Today, the groundbreaking service proudly announces the new Grindr app for BlackBerry which will bring the innovative social networking application that has signed up over half a million iPhone and iPod touch users over the course of the past year to BlackBerry users around the world.

Initially, only 5,000 downloads of the new Grindr BlackBerry app will be made available for beta testing to BlackBerry users. So for those BlackBerry fans out there who have been anxious to get in on the craze that has been creating major buzz from Tokyo and Australia to every major city in the United States and Europe, now’s your chance to join the Grindr revolution.

Just as with the Grindr iPhone app, Grindr for BlackBerry uses GPS and cellular technologies to deliver the profiles, photos, and information of users just feet away within seconds which makes connecting with gay, bi and curious guys a snap, no matter where in the world you happen to find yourself.

To sign up to beta test Grindr BlackBerry, go to http://www.GrindrBerry.com and become one of the first exclusive Grindr BlackBerry users.

Supported devices for the Grindr BlackBerry app include: Bold 9000 and 9700, Curve 8300, Curve 8310, Curve 8320, Curve 8330, Curve 8350, Curve 8350i, Curve 8520, Curve 8530, Curve 8900 and the Tour 9630.



For all you iPhone and iTouch users out there who are fans of (or at least familiar with) the Grindr app, it is no longer in the Apple App Store. I noticed early this afternoon via Joe.My.God that people were reporting that the Gay Social App known as Grindr was no longer in the App Store. I went to take a look myself and indeed “Grindr” or the paid “Grindr X” are neither in the app store any longer. The app is still functional for those using it but no longer available for download. Is this an act of homophobia on Apple’s part? Why would the app have been pulled? There is no further information on the Grindr website, Twitter feed, or Facebook page. Joel Simkhai, founder of Grindr, has issued no statement as of yet.

Update: Grindr is once again available for download in the iTunes App Store. So the question now is was it a publicity stunt?

Queerty.com is reporting that Joel Simkhai has contacted them stating “Error on my part. Should be back up by EOD today.”.