Creative Media Works, operating as BBM, has teamed up with the world’s leading hotel price comparison site, HotelsCombined, to offer consumer BBM users seamless search of all the best hotel booking sites to find the lowest possible rate on a hotel deal.
HotelsCombined sits as an icon within BBM Messenger’s Discover ecosystem of content and services. BBM Discover is a high-valued space within BBM, designed for high impact and reach while giving partners access to the power of social chat.
BBM Messenger users in more than 55 countries can now easily search and book their next vacation or business accommodation without leaving the BBM environment. In addition, with the one-click BBM Share feature, users can share their favourite hotels or the best hotel deals, enabling instant coordination among BBM contacts to discuss the best prices, preferences or favourites when planning travels.
Amer AlHalabi, Regional Manager MENA, HotelsCombined.
“We’re very excited about the partnership between HotelsCombined and BBM Messenger,”
“This new service will make it even easier for users to search, compare and book the very best deal on their accommodation, while being able to easily discuss their options with their friends, colleagues or families.”
Matthew Talbot, CEO of Creative Media Works, the company that operates and runs BBM Consumer globally said,
“HotelsCombined is a fantastic addition to our Discover menu,”
“With the percentage of mobile travel bookings steadily rising, BBM Messenger is ready to offer those services where people are spending their time – in mobile messaging. HotelsCombined now joins the other travel services we’ve launched in BBM Messenger: BBM Travel for the Indonesian market, and Sa2eh travel and tourism content channel for the Middle Eastern market.”
BBM Video Chat System Requirements and Functionality
- BlackBerry 10 OS required
- BlackBerry 10 smartphones are able to start BBM Video Chats to other BlackBerry 10 smartphones
- BBM Video Chat between BlackBerry 10 and Android or iOS devices is not supported and will provide the option for BBM Voice Chat
- iOS version 8 and later required
- iOS devices are able start BBM Video Chats between other iOS and Android OS devices
- When a BBM Video Chat is started on an iOS device to BlackBerry 10 smartphones, the call will change to a BBM Voice Chat
- Android OS 4.4 (KitKat) and later required
- Android OS devices are able to start BBM Video Chats between other Android OS and iOS devices
- When a BBM Video Chat is started on an Android device to BlackBerry 10 smartphones, the call will change to a BBM Voice Chat
The following is also noted by BlackBerry
- Asus phones (and any mobile device using an Intel chipset) are currently not supported and will establish a BBM Voice Call
- Motorola Moto X (XT1092, XT1095, XT1096) and Lenovo Vibe X (S960) may see one way video, or poor video during a BBM Video Chat