Free App’s for Blackberry Customers

Research in Motion, Blackberry’s operating manager, is giving away $100 worth of free apps to make up for the three day outage they had recently.

The ‘app giveaway’ will affect their bottom line (to the tune of billions of dollars), however it is an attempt to end a mass exodus of customers from the supplier to another carrier and thus they are trying to be proactive.

The free apps will be rolled out over a four week period and will be available for download until the end of the year.  In addition, Enterprise customers get a free month of technical support.  For more information, visit http://www.blackberry.com/enterpriseoffer

Just A Few Of The App’s Being Offered

•Bejeweled – Electronic Arts

•N.O.V.A. – Gameloft

•Texas Hold’em Poker 2 – Gameloft

•Bubble Bash 2 – Gameloft

•Photo Editor Ultimate – Ice Cold Apps

• SIMS 3 – Electronic Arts

•iSpeech Translator Pro – iSpeech.org

•Drive Safe.ly Enterprise – iSpeech.org

•Vlingo Plus: Virtual Assistant – Vlingo

•Nobex Radio™ Premium – Nobex

•Shazam Encore – Shazam

From The CEO

“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.”

“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.”

BlackBerry Network Outage Leads To Greater Safety

One positive effect of the network outage for users was that there were fewer automobile accidents while the Blackberry network was down.   In Dubai, it was reported crashes were down 20% in the three day period.  Also, BlackBerry is offering a free app called: DriveSafe.ly Pro – iSpeech.org, to help curb the texting and driving obsession.

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