Johannesburg - Canada's Research In Motion said it will
offer free premium apps worth more than $100, in a bid to appease its customers
following BlackBerry service disruption last week.
Research In Motion said the complete selection of premium
apps will become available to download at BlackBerry App World for four weeks
beginning October 19.
The company also said enterprise customers will be offered
one month of free technical support.
"We've worked hard to earn their (customers’) trust over the
past 12 years and we're committed to providing the high standard of reliability
they expect," RIM Co-CEO Mike Lazaridis said in a statement.
Lazaridis also said the company is taking immediate steps to
prevent future service disruptions.