RIM to Offer Premium Apps For Free To Regain Trust of Blackberry Users


5 Aug 2011
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In a bid to regain the loyalty of the Blackberry customers post the service outage, Research in Motion (RIM) announced today that selection of premium apps worth a total value of more than USD 100 will be offered free of charge to subscribers.
“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.”

The complete selection of premium apps will become available to download at BlackBerry App World over a period of four weeks beginning Wednesday, October 19th. The selections over this period will include the following (with more to come):

· SIMS 3 - Electronic Arts

· Bejeweled - Electronic Arts

· N.O.V.A. - Gameloft

· Texas Hold’em Poker 2 - Gameloft

· Bubble Bash 2 - Gameloft

· Photo Editor Ultimate - Ice Cold Apps

· DriveSafe.ly Pro - iSpeech.org

· iSpeech Translator Pro - iSpeech.org

· Drive Safe.ly Enterprise - iSpeech.org

· Nobex Radio™ Premium - Nobex

· Shazam Encore - Shazam

· Vlingo Plus: Virtual Assistant - Vlingo

“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.”

The apps will be made available to customers over the coming weeks on BlackBerry App World and will continue to be available until December 31, 2011.

RIM’s enterprise customers will also be offered one month of free technical Support. Additional details about the program and information about how to register will be available at www.blackberry.com/enterpriseoffer.

source : pc world
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