Blackberry Says Sorry! Have Some Free Apps.
Trying to make amends for massive outages last week, Research In Motion (RIM) have promised BlackBerry users free premium apps and a month of technical support. Co-CEO Jim Balsillie acknowledged in an interview that RIM has come under intense pressure. Even so, he defended RIM’s handling of the crisis, the company’s worst outage ever. The Canadian company said it will give BlackBerry users free apps worth more than $100. The apps will be available over the coming weeks on BlackBerry App World. They include iSpeech Translator, Bejeweled and Texas Hold’em Poker 2. The offer runs until the end of the year. For its enterprise customers, Research in Motion will offer a month of free technical support. Last week’s blackout interrupted email and Internet services for tens of millions of users around the world and left RIM executives apologizing profusely days later.