Viber HD for Lumia Windows Phones pulled from the Marketplace?

Now you see it, now you may not.

Viber has been pulled from the Marketplace, according to multiple sources which include reports from Windows Phone Central readers. The app, which is currently a Nokia exclusive, was released over the weekend but is no longer available to a number of consumers. We're still able to access the listing and download the Nokia exclusive Viber from the UK. So, has it vanished? If so, why?

We've seen on Twitter a number of users tweeting usage of the app so we know it's definitely available out in the wild - and we're able to confirm ourselves it's accessible. However, it appears as though certain markets are simply unable to download the app. We're not sure whether this is a Marketplace issue, or if the app has indeed been pulled. 

A number of tips we received on this potential issue have also included details about possible bugs that may have caused Viber to be pulled. These include missing contacts and connectivity issues. If this is indeed the case, we expect to see details published by either Viber, Microsoft or Nokia to enlighten consumers on the situation.

We've reached out to Viber for confirmation. Are you experiencing issues when attempting to download Viber HD? Let us know in the comments.

Thanks to everyone who tipped us!

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.