Qik is increasingly targeting the mass market with its mobile live video streaming technology. The company has already launched clients for a range of platforms including Symbian, Windows Mobile, and some Java-enabled phones. Now, Qik is making its way onto the BlackBerry, with an alpha version of Qik available for the BlackBerry Bold, Pearl 8120 / 8130 and Curve 8320 / 8330.
For those not familiar with the free app, Qik lets mobile phone users embed live video streams on Qik.com
, social networks like MySpace, Orkut, and Facebook, and to any personal blog – users need only to download the app, create an account, and they’re good to go.
The release of an alpha client for the BlackBerry is a significant move for Qik, as it enables the company to tap a much broader platform. Unfortunately there's no word on when Qik will make its way to Android devices or the iPhone – it runs well under jailbroken iPhones but Apple is yet to allow the app on its store.