Blackberry gives £63 of free apps to apologise

Well, turns out you all complained loud enough for some pretty sweet compensation.

Blackberry today announced it is offering free apps worth £63 to appease customers hit by its three-day global blackout.  Showing that the Canadians sure know how to apologise, RIM claimed the selection of premium apps will be offered as 'an expression of appreciation for their patience' during the disruptions.

The blame seems to be placed firmly on the limited number of data centres, with the 'core switch' system (series of computers which keeps BB data and notifications flowing) was failing.

A limited list of the apps that will be available from Wednesday through to December 31st for you lucky individuals is available:


  • 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
  • Pro -
  • iSpeech Translator Pro -
  • Drive Enterprise -
  • Nobex Radio™ Premium - Nobex
  • Shazam Encore - Shazam
  • Vlingo Plus: Virtual Assistant - Vlingo