Blackberry outage apology package

Blackberry had a nasty 3 day outage last week which affected almost worldwide. I think Singapore was unaffected. Or at least I didn’t see anyone in Singapore complaining that they were affected by the outage.

Anyway, the service has been restored worldwide and RIM has just announced their apology package. Beginning this coming Wednesday (19 October 2011), Blackberry users around the world will be able to download a selection of premium apps from the BlackBerry App World for free. The offer will be available until end of the year.

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

The total value of the 12 apps is approximately US$100. RIM is also offering enterprise customers a month of technical support for free.

The list of apps are pretty attractive. Looking forward to getting Photo Editor Ultimate, SIMS 3, Bejeweled and Shazam Encore.

What do you think? For those who were affected by the outage, is this apology package good enough for you?

On a not so related note, CNN made a funny error last week during their Blackberry service outage coverage.

Ya, I’m sure Luke was also having some problems sending out email from his Blackberry in Tatooine.

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