BlackBerry’s no-service results in $100 free apps

Research in Motion’s BlackBerry service has recently had to contend with four days of downtime, therefore leaving customers angry and disappointed that the use of BBM and the receiving of emails couldn’t be used. The company was criticized for the way in which they handled the entire outage and the lack of public announcement to its customers.

Whilst millions couldn’t use their service, many were reported to want some form of compensation, with other’s just wanting to ditch their handsets and opt for another such as Apple’s iPhone. Today for those that were affected by BlackBerry’s non service, RIM are now according to AppleInsider, offering its BlackBerry owners $100 worth of free apps as a small form of compensation with a month of free technical support should they need it.

To access your free apps, then you will have to head on over to BlackBerry’s App World mobile store and as reported, will include Bejeweled, Texas Hold’em Poker 2 and iSpeech Translator. You have to the end of 2011 to obtain these. Multiple sources including ourselves here at OSM, wonder whether the Canadian company will be able to come back from last week’s meltdown, with news that the PlayBook slate is not selling very well and now competition is somewhat even harder with Apple’s new iPhone 4S.

Let us know whether you were affected last week and if you think the $100 free apps is enough to compensate for your loss of service?