In a statement released this morning, RIM Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis offers customers yet another apology and said that the apps were an "expression of appreciation for their patience".
Our global network supports the communications needs of more than 70 million customers. 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.
We are grateful to our loyal BlackBerry customers for their patience. 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.
Titles on offer will include SIMS 3, Bejeweled, Texas Hold'em Poker 2, Bubble Bash 2, Shazam Encore, Photo Editor Ultimate, and Vlingo. Enterprise customers will be offered one month of free tech support.
The free applications will be made available to customers over the coming weeks, and will be available for download until the end of this year.
So, put your feet up and forget about all the stress of the BlackBerry outage with a nice game of poker!