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BBM now hosts 80 million active users

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BBM now hosts 80 million active users
For those who think that everything that BlackBerry touches these days becomes a failure, last week's launch of BBM for iOS and BBM for Android proved otherwise. After the first week, there are 20 million active BBM users on the two platforms. Andrew Bocking, Executive VP of BBM, said that the new metric being used by the Canadian OEM to measure the success of BBM is the number of active members. No longer will the number of people who downloaded the app be a sufficient indication of demand for BBM.

Including the 60 million BlackBerry owners who actively engage in chats and video sharing using BBM, the latter now hosts 80 million active users. The BBM app was the number one app offered by the Google Play Store in 35 different countries, and was the number one app in the App Store covering 107 countries. Those interested in installing BBM on their iOS or Android device can download it and use it immediately without having to wait on the virtual line that was created onak

Using PIN numbers in lieu of phone numbers or email addresses, BBM members can chat one-on-one or in groups as large as 30. Future updates will add voice chat and video sharing to the service along with BBM channels, a new way to build community on the messaging app.

"It is great to see so many people downloading BBM, but the true measurement for us is engagement – the connections being made and the conversations in which our BBM community engages. The power of BBM has always been the active, real conversations and interaction that our customers enjoy. From here on out, we will focus on active users of BBM and will no longer focus on simple download numbers."-Andrew Bocking Executive Vice President, BBM

source: Crackberry

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posted on 29 Oct 2013, 20:20 3

1. virjartajo (Posts: 9; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)


And I'm one of those! Add me up. 2668B885. Lols.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 20:34 5

3. akki20892 (Posts: 3474; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Hell No. LOLzzzzzzzzzzzzz

posted on 02 Nov 2013, 12:08

11. MobileKicker (Posts: 212; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)


Nothing can beat BBM
Not even WhatsApp

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 20:33 1

2. akki20892 (Posts: 3474; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


thanks for your love Blackberry, keep sharing like that it keep us connecting.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 20:53

4. DAddYE (Posts: 48; Member since: 04 Oct 2013)


None of them are my friends :(

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 21:03

5. iyngr (Posts: 66; Member since: 14 Jul 2013)


Millions of users with no active friends.. o many people posting their BBM pin on Social sites to get friends cause they don't really have friends and we're just fine with Whatsapp, Line,VIber,Snapchat and weChat i hope. :)

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 21:07

6. J1919 (Posts: 31; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


I'm happy for them and hope this turns iunto a smash success for them. Truth be told i'm not using it much since I already had Whatsapp but I do like BBM a bit more. Just add some extra little bits too it aside from the voice/video chats, namely landscape mode, smileys etc.

posted on 29 Oct 2013, 23:50

7. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 642; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


In South Africa BBM is the *ish, due to BIS, bcos data connection is very expensive so ppl end up buying BB devices to surf the net. And everyone in SA is like "Send me your BBM PIN" and ppl like me with an iPhone are like "Oh sorry, I don't use BB". Hence BB was voted the coolest brand by teens in SA because everyone is rockin a BB device. We call BB devices "Student Cards"

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 04:45

8. realtrevor (Posts: 14; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


Except that phones like the Z10 and Q10 are not bought because of BIS. BBM is technically the best IM App, same level as Skype. Soon the BBM 4All will receive all the BBM features.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 07:44

10. Tommy1960i (Posts: 99; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)


In Europe in many countries BB remains almost unknown!!! I don't even talk about BBM.

posted on 30 Oct 2013, 05:00

9. noteseries (Posts: 76; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)


always welcome for a free apps and services... ;)

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