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Updated: October 20, 2011 00:23 IST

RIM offers free App downloads to Indian subscribers

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A Blackberry India executive displays the Research In Motion's free premium apps in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Photo: P.V.Sivakumar
The Hindu A Blackberry India executive displays the Research In Motion's free premium apps in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Photo: P.V.Sivakumar

Research in Motion (RIM), makers of BlackBerry, has extended its offer for free download of a selection of premium applications worth $100 to subscribers in India.

The offer, an expression of appreciation for patience of the subscribers during recent service disruptions, are being made available at BlackBerry App World from Wednesday and the offer would continue up to December 31.

The selected applications include SIMS 3 and Bejeweled — Electronic Arts, N.O.V.A., Texas Hold' em Poker 2, Bubble Bash 2 — Gameloft, Photo Editor Ultimate — Ice Cold Apps, DriveSafe.ly Pro, iSpeech Translator Pro, DriveSafe.ly Enterprise — iSpeech.org, Nobex Radio Premium — Nobex, Shazan Encore — Shazam and Vingo Plus Virtual Assistant.

Announcing that more applications are set to be included in the list, the BlackBerry maker announced technical support for one month free of cost to its enterprise customers.

The availability of the offer would depend on the type of device, operating system version, access to BlackBerry App World and local conditions/restrictions.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, RIM Head, Alliances and Developer Relations, Annie Mathew, and Corporate Communications Director Varghese M. Thomas said the company was taking steps to ensure that there was no disruption in services in future. It was difficult to assess whether subscribers would change loyalty with the disruption which was one off in nature.

Come on guys-Blackberry is cool n - they are tryin best to make up- when it comes to networking there no 100 percent gaurantees tomorrow it could be iPhone then wat u gonna say! -come on give Blackberry a chance it deserves that much!...

from:  m.araf
Posted on: Oct 19, 2011 at 23:03 IST

Business customers and consumers have lost both time and money due to
the outage last week. Giving away some free apps will only hasten the
retreat to other platforms. They should have used last week to take
massive action to show they stand behind their business users, instead
they have shown them the door

from:  Gary Shouldis
Posted on: Oct 19, 2011 at 20:07 IST
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