17 apps for BlackBerry OS 7 are made free to US handset owners compliments of BlackBerry

17 apps for BlackBerry OS 7 are made free to US handset owners compliments of BlackBerry
Although it’s rather difficult to say how successful or disastrous RIM’s recent “Be Bold” campaign really is, well, that’s unless we hear the real news directly from the source, it looks like the Waterloo based company is heading yet another mini advertising stint of some kind in hopes of jump starting things.

Specifically, if you happen to live in the US and own any of RIM’s BlackBerry OS 7 devices, then you might be interested to know that 17 apps are being made available for free courtesy of BlackBerry.” From the sound of it all, this good-natured promotion is being used as a test case right now in the US – with the possibility of it going global if it proves successful obviously.

Rather than giving users some lame apps, RIM has picked out some very solid apps and games for this promotion. In fact, the listing includes Aces 3D Pool, Aces Traffic Pack, Asphalt 6 Adrenaline HD, BeWeather, Color ID, Cribbage, Easy Smiley Pack Pro, Endomondo Sports Tracker PRO, Fixmo Tools, iSpeech Caller ID Reader Pro, Mahjong Solitaire, Modern Combat 2 Black Pegasus HD, Next Dual Pack, PBA Bowling 2, Pinball Deluxe, Popup, Rubik’s Cube, and Screen Muncher.

Not everyone will jump the gun and be attracted by them, but hey, at least you have some quality games named in the listing. Who knows if this will steer people into siding with a BlackBerry OS 7 for the long haul, but nonetheless, there’s no arguing that it’s a pretty nice gesture on RIM’s part.

source: BlackBerry App World via Berry Review



4. BBGrind

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

When BB get Slingbox and Skype then I will really be excited about apps.

5. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

The headline may as well have said that all BB OS 7 apps are free. lol

7. droiddomination

Posts: 203; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

if they would just make an app that allows you to access the android market and make android apps work on bb software 7, i would run out and buy the 9900. i love that phone, but the lack of apps is what kills it for me.

9. ironmarc89

Posts: 64; Member since: Jan 22, 2012

Dear RIM, Just die already. Nobody cares about you anymore. Honestly, Who has a Blackberry anymore? I kno who has had a Blackberry. Its the guy at the AT&T store who is returning your newest Blackberry Bold for an iPhone.. Sincerely, The Windows Phone, Android, and the iPhone community

10. Lousclues

Posts: 35; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

why would you want a company to die? competition between companies are good for consumers.

11. das.sidharth

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Why so angry to kill RIM my friend? :) I love developing apps for iPhone and it makes business sense as buyers are more. Personally I am a Blackberry user (Flip 8220 > Curve 8900 > Bold 9900) for many years now. Both iPhone and Blackbery are awesome devices if you ask me. They have their own strong points. If you like typing (blogging, mails, texts, emails, chats, you name it), you will fall in love with Blackberry:) For loads of apps, unlimited *fun* and mass appeal iPhone is the way to go! Some fact you may not be aware of, about both Apple and RIM(makers of Blackberry): 1. Apple and RIM both are(/have been) the masters of innovation 2. Apple(Steve Jobs) and RIM(Mike Lazaridis) founders are people who have already made it to the history books for their inspiring entrepreneural life 3. Both these companies never copy anybody and hence known as leaders in their fields (Ex: You may have noticed, that all other smart phone designs either copy full touch thingy like iPhone or qwerty like Blackberry) 4. Apple has one phone (currently iPhone 4s) and RIM has many (Bold, Curve, Storm, Perl series) 5. A Blackberry device's(all models) security is *actually* you can bet your life on. I keep ALL (I mean ALL) data(passwords, bank details, photos, etc) and have lost one of my BB too, but I can sleep in peace. As the data is backed up online(also I back up monthly once atleast) and if stolen/lost, data *CAN NOT* be taken out of it in ANYWAY! Cool eh? Life is easy with Blackberry. Hope after knowing these bits, you will have a broader view of the brands:) Cheers, Sid

12. ironmarc89

Posts: 64; Member since: Jan 22, 2012

touche' bro.

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