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BlackBerry users to get free apps to make up for outage

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BlackBerry users to get free apps to make up for outage
BlackBerry users who recently have been stung by a series of outages that reached around the globe, are being offered $100 in free apps by RIM as a way of making up for the days that BlackBerry users could not use their handset. The free apps include SIMS 3, Bejeweled, Texas Hold'em Poker 2, Bubble Bash and Shazam Encore. RIM says more titles will be handed out later. Enterprise users will also get one free month of technical support and current contract holders will get a one month extension of their contract; those without a technical support contract will get a one month trial of the service.

Now that RIM co-CEO Mike Lazaridis has apologized for the outage that took place last week, the company is trying to put the whole affair behind it. But is an offer of $100 worth of free apps enough to soothe the anger of BlackBerry users? If you are a BlackBerry user who was affected by the service problems last week, let us know if you are satisfied with RIM's offer by leaving us a comment in the box below!

For those BlackBerry owners who need a good laugh after the frustrating period of time without service for their phone, or for others who just could use something to chuckle about, we bring back a video that appeared on a BBC comedy show a while ago. Despite the age of the video, the topic is as current as can be! (For those unaware, Orange is the name of a carrier in the UK)

source: Yahoo

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posted on 21 Oct 2011, 07:56

1. davecann2 (Posts: 460; Member since: 15 Mar 2011)

BB should be giving free apps to all its users for two reasons...

1. To keep customers interested in BB.
2. To bring new customers to BB

The way I see it... BB is falling off everyone's radar fast. It’s no longer an essential business tool. Yes, it still provides the best secure email with BES but many companies are switching to Active Sync where iOS and Android are easily utilized.

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 09:21

2. jacko (unregistered)

i love android but i still use a blackberry for the things it does best

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 10:50

3. Tristann (Posts: 76; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)

So Far a driving app and a bubble pop game -.-

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 12:14

4. ZayZay (Posts: 571; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)

I recently got a Blackberry Bold 9930 (My Nexus S 4G got a cracked screen and my warehouse manager let me have his for free) and I love the phone. The only problem is all the apps cost money and the free ones give you 2 seconds before something pops up saying to use this app fully purchase it for $3.99 or something like that.

Nope. Can't wait to get my GSII where I can get almost every app for free.

This is the reason I turned from BB to android, there just not open enough and everything is expensive (even worse than apple) ugh

Please hurry December and send me my new phone.

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