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BBM sees an increase in monthly active users

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BBM sees an increase in monthly active users
BlackBerry announced its latest quarterly earnings report today, and overall it was something of a mixed bag. The company was able to slow the bleeding, but also saw a drop in revenue. But, there was an unequivocal bright spot in the report: BlackBerry Messenger. It seems as though the decision to release BBM on Android and iOS was a good idea, because the service has seen an increase in active monthly users.

As part of the earnings report, BlackBerry announced that BBM now has 115 million registered users and 85 million monthly active users. This is solid news, because last quarter, BlackBerry said that the service had about 80 million monthly active users. 5 million users in a quarter is a net positive, especially when it comes to a social product like this, because as more people use the product, more will be attracted to it. 

There is also the added benefit of making the service more attractive to potential buyers. While BlackBerry itself is no longer on the market, there are still rumors that it is looking to sell off BBM in order to focus more on its BlackBerry Enterprise Server software, which new CEO John Chen plans to make the centerpiece of his comeback plan for BlackBerry.

source: BlackBerry

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posted on 28 Mar 2014, 12:33 3

1. thealphageek1 (banned) (Posts: 942; Member since: 02 Feb 2013)


This is great news! Keep moving forward, BlackBerry!

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 14:12 2

2. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


true, we are all behind you, thats if you make a killer spec phone and apps

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 18:44 2

3. dome888 (Posts: 53; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


Hangouts is still the best, login from any device simultaneously, beat that

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 18:50

4. jamesedward318 (Posts: 99; Member since: 25 Dec 2010)


I damn near deleted my BBM app. Forgot I had the damn app on my phone.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 22:24

5. tatail (Posts: 215; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)


I don't know what other people use BBM for, but I personally use it for calling overseas.
The call quality is just sweet. Of course this with people who use Android and iPhones.

Has saved me a lot of money lately. Before I used Viber, Skype and Rebtel.
Between Viber and Skype, Viber had better call quality but man BBM just kills it.
My other option has always been Rebtel but as most of you may not know it is a paid service so it is not best alternate.

Now with BBM it is just great.

posted on 26 Jun 2014, 13:21

6. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


115 million registered user, 85 million (monthly) active user in march
160 million registered user, 85 million (monthly) active user in june
it seems to me bbm is stuck!!

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 21:06

9. meanestgenius (Posts: 1478; Member since: 28 May 2014)


It's seems you have a TROLLING obsession with BlackBerry. You should seek immediate help.

posted on 28 Jun 2014, 06:55

7. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


I write the summary here, and will update this every time I got new news in PA, so the bb addict will know how GREAT (sarcasm) their favorite company messaging service were

Q3 2013... 80 milion (monthly) active user
Q4 2013... 85 million (monthly) active user, 115 million registered user
Q1 2014... 85 million (monthly) active user, 160 million registered user

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 21:05

8. meanestgenius (Posts: 1478; Member since: 28 May 2014)


It's more monthly ACTIVE users than the others, INCLUDING WhatsCrap, so BlackBerry must be doing something right. WhatsCrap has 500 million REGISTERED users and only about 20 million use it monthly. That's 480 MILLION users who have chucked that crap to the side.

posted on 17 Jul 2014, 02:30

10. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


BS!!!

Maybe you should do more research before praying for the false god.

As I said.... Line have 300 million MAU (monthly active user), WeChat HAVE 396 MILLION MAU (Monthly active user), Whats App has 450 Million MAU (monthly active user), whereas BBM only has 85 million MAU (monthly active user)

http://www.cnet.com/news/messaging-app-wechat-surges-to-396-million-monthly-active-users/

http://thenextweb.com/apps/2014/03/19/whatsapp-rival-wechat-is-narrowing-the-gap-as-it-passes-355-million-monthly-active-users/

http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/25/line-300m/

don't talk BS. That's the real number!!! BBM is the loosing compared to simpler messaging system such as Line, What's App & WeChat. People don't like to use complicated awkward alphabet sequence (pronounce by bb lover as PIN).

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