Blackberry Messenger Gets 20 Million New Users
A few days ago we posted a story about a wave of suspicious 5-star Blackberry Messenger reviews
flooding the Google
Play store. Well, if they were fake (which they clearly were), they no doubt helped BBM pick up 20 million new users in its first week. The BBM community is now 80 million strong.
Those are what are considered “active” users, or users that used the service in the past 30 days. Obviously that makes anyone who downloaded the app on Android or iOS and sent off a single message an “active” user, and those 20 million new users aren’t all going to stick with it, but I don’t want to rain on Blackberry’s parade. Those are impressive numbers.
Blackberry isn’t becoming complacent, though. As the below press release puts it, the BBM experience will continue to evolve with video calling, voice calling, and community-based features.
Check out the full press release below.