Blackberry makes amends with free ‘apps’

| 18/10/2011

(CNS): Research In Motion (RIM) the operators of the Blackberry service is offering customers all over the world free apps (software applications) as a result of the global three day blackout which occurred to the service last week. RIM will be offering premium apps, worth in excess of US $100, free of charge to subscribers over the coming weeks through the BlackBerry App World over the next few weeks beginning tomorrow (Wednesday 19 October).  The firm said the free apps were meant as an expression of appreciation to its customers for sticking with Blackberry during the disruption.

“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.”

RIM’s enterprise customers will also be offered one month of free Technical Support.  Current customers will be offered a complimentary month extension and customers who don’t have support will be offered a one month trial of RIM’s BlackBerry Technical Support Services – Enhanced Support, free of charge. 

“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.”

The complete selection of premium apps will become available to download at BlackBerry App World over a period of four weeks including –
• 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

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  1. insane says:

    Is this a good news??????

  2. Anonymous says:

    That list above about free apps is that all we can down load them 12 apps? Thought all apps were free??

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is crap. I use my Blackberry for photos, email, instant messaging and the occasional internet browsing and Facebook. I do not want any of these games or other applications, and even if I did my Blackberry already freezes so much (despite it being only three months old and knowing how to keep it running at optimum speed) I had to delete the Facebook application just to let me use it for more than a few hours without having to pull out the battery.

    • Anonymous says:

      My BB used to freeze non stop too…. I brought it back and got it replaced, works very well now.  Good luck!

  4. Anonymous says:

    LOL "Please hit LOL as you laugh at the RIM ship going down."