Back in February RIM announced that BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) has 35 million worldwide subscribers and 2 thousand new users were being added every hour. Today at BlackBerry World 2011 RIM shouted out a bigger number with 43 million active users with 2 million new users per month. RIM also showed that BBM saw a 110% growth over the past 12 months and over 100 billion BBM messages are sent per month. There was no word on when they’ll begin to monetize BBM with the embedded music platform.
Other cool numbers that were revealed: 33.4 million active Facebook for BlackBerry users… this stat will increase with the release of the Facebook for BlackBerry PlayBook. Twitter for BlackBerry is also on the rise with 7.2 million active users.
Good social networking numbers.