BlackBerry outage

RIM Tries to Say 'Sorry' With Free BlackBerry Apps

Following the massive outage in service that affected tens of millions of BlackBerry users worldwide last week, Research in Motion said it would provide $100 of free premium apps to each customer, ranging from games to technical programs, including SIMS 3, iSpeech Translator Pro and Vlingo Plus: Virtual Assistant.

The Big Blackout: Time to Dump Your BlackBerry?

This week, Research In Motion's Blackberry network suffered a massive outage that spanned continents and cut off the cellular oxygen to millions. Competing phone carriers and handset makers are certain to jump on the chance to woo some of those frustrated customers.