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RIM says sorry to BlackBerry users with free apps

RIM says sorry to BlackBerry users with free apps

As an apology for the connection blackout experienced by BlackBerry users last week, Research in Motion (RIM) has  announced today that it will offer a series of free premium apps to its customers.

RIM logoAs of this Wednesday October 19th, BlackBerry users will be able to download a selection of premium apps, worth more than $100, for free. RIM describes the offer, which runs until 31st December this year, as “an expression of appreciation for their (subscribers) patience during recent service disruptions.”

Apps and games that will be available to download from the BlackBerry App World for free include: SIMS 3, Bejeweled, N.O.V.A, Bubble Bash 2, Shazam Encore, Vlingo Plus, and Photo Editor Ultimate.

Remorseful husbands traditionally buy flowers to get back into their wives’ good books and it seems multinational corporations are using apps and games to make sure they aren’t thrown out of bed by their customers either.

RIM’s sweetener has echoes of when the PlayStation network fell for several weeks, due to a hacking attack. Sony decided to offer a choice of PS3 games and subscription to its PlayStation Plus service for a month.

I’m not sure that the damage caused by three days without access network on your BlackBerry can be made up for with a bunch of free apps. What do you think?

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