BlackBerry suggests BBM Android/iOS downloads have topped 5M

|About: BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY)|By:, SA News Editor

A post on BlackBerry's (BBRY -0.1%) BBM Twitter feed indicates downloads for BBM's Android/iOS apps have passed 5M.

The apps were officially launched yesterday following delays. BBM claims ~60M users via BlackBerry hardware.

The post comes as mobile messaging giant WhatsApp announces its monthly active user base has topped 350M (up from 300M in August).