Twitter Suspends Ubertwitter Mobile App & Several Celebs With It

logo - UbertwitterTwitter started a war on Friday (February 18), when they suspended the use of the popular Blackberry app, Ubertwitter, and along with it, halted tweets some various major celebrities.

On Friday, Twitter claimed that UberMedia’s Ubertwitter app, as well as twidroyd, two popular mobile apps for accessing the social network, had been suspended because they violated its policies.

“These violations include, but aren’t limited to, a privacy issue with private Direct Messages longer than 140 characters, trademark infringement, and changing the content of users’ Tweets in order to make money,” Twitter spokeswoman Carolyn Penner told CNN Money.

UberMedia confirmed the suspension, but said that they have worked to comply with their policies are are currently rolling out new apps.

“The changes they asked us to make were very small,” UberMedia CEO Bill Gross said late Friday in a prepared statement. “As a result, we have completed the changes, and new apps are currently being posted to their respective stores.”

Due to the suspension, several celebrities using the app had been absent — while on the go — from Twitter. Some of then include Rihanna, Russell Simmons, Questlove, Clippers’ star Baron Davis, and several others, all of whom tweet regularly from their Blackberrys.

As for “trademark infringement” accusation, UberMedia will also change the name of Ubertwitter to UberSocial, which Gross said the company would be changing on Friday.

Gross added that everything will be back online soon, tweeting: “As soon as Twitter reactivates, you will be live again.”

Despite obvious competition, UberMedia told CNN Money this week that their company is not “in any way a competitive” with Twitter, and claimed the two companies have a “good relationship.”

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