Registration of BBM users hits 160 million; 85 million active monthly users and rising
on 19 Jun 2014 08:46 am EDT
On the BBM front in today's earnings call, BlackBerry CEO John Chen noted there's now 160 million registered users across the board with 85 million active monthly users (50 million are BlackBerry users) and that number is expected to rise once once BBM hits Windows Phone in July and becomes a Nokia preload.
The expectation at that point is that BBM will reach around 100 million active users. When it comes to profits from BBM, John Chen was transparent in saying BBM revenue "won't turn the dial" but that's not going to stop them from working on it and rolling out new features and additions to the service, such as BBM Money, stickers and advertising options for larger corporations through BBM Channels.