Monday, October 17, 2011

RIM initiates damage control, offers 'select' premium apps for free

As you all are aware of the recent multi-day long Blackberry outage that effected many countries, RIM, maker of Blackberry devices has offered download of select premium apps for free for a period of four weeks, beginning October 19th. The toal value of these apps is around 100$. The following are the apps that can be downloaded for free:

  • SIMS 3 - Electronic Arts
  • Bejeweled - Electronic Arts
  • N.O.V.A. - Gameloft
  • Texas Hold'em Poker 2 - Gameloft
  • Bubble Bash 2 - Gameloft
  • Photo Editor Ultimate - Ice Cold Apps
  • Pro -
  • iSpeech Translator Pro -
  • Drive Enterprise -
  • Nobex Radio™ Premium - Nobex
  • Shazam Encore - Shazam
  • Vlingo Plus: Virtual Assistant - Vlingo
"Our global network supports the communications needs of more than 70 million customers," said RIM Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis. "We truly appreciate and value our relationship with our customers. We've worked hard to earn their trust over the past 12 years, and we're committed to providing the high standard of reliability they expect, today and in the future."

Also, Existing BlackBerry Technical Support Services - Enhanced Support customers will get one month extra service while those who doesn't use this support service will get one month trial free of cost. Go to this for more info on how to register for this service.

"We are grateful to our loyal BlackBerry customers for their patience," added Lazaridis. "We have apologized to our customers and we will work tirelessly to restore their confidence. We are taking immediate and aggressive steps to help prevent something like this from happening again.

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