Earlier today, Blackberry announced that BBM Voice and BBM channels will make their way to BBM for Android and iOS next year, although they failed to give an exact date about the availability of these two features.
Now, the Canadian OEM announced that BBM is being used by over 40 millions iOS and Android users, and all of these were newly registered in the last 60 days. The news came out during BlackBerry Earnings Report earlier this morning.
Messaging: Over 40 million newly registered iOS/Android users in the last 60 days; more than a dozen Android OEMs to preload BBM, including most recently LG; over 250,000 BBM Channels created by global user base since launch of BBM Channels on BlackBerry, including large brands such as Coke Indonesia and USA Today; BBM is the most secure mobile messaging service for use in regulated enterprises
It’s been a few months since the application made its way to the Google Play Store and App Store. During the first week, it was downloaded by more than 20 million users, bumping the total monthly active users to almost 80 million. Recently, Blackberry did announce that the application will come pre-installed with handsets from several manufacturers, including LG.
This should come as a good news for the Canadian manufacturer, 40 million is a big number. However, the only thing that’s bothering me is, how many of those 40 million are still using the application? There are a lot of cross-platform messaging applications available, with WhatsApp being the most popular one with almost 400 million users.
Pre-installing the application will definitely help and we’re hoping that it can help the company put an end to its struggle.