Are free BlackBerry apps enough of an apology? (poll)

Research In Motion tries to make up for service outages with a gift package of free premium apps for BlackBerry users. Is that enough of an apology to get you to stick with your device?

Reconsidering RIM

Are free BlackBerry apps enough of an apology?

When a guy messes up in a relationship, he might resort to flowers and a necklace to get back into good graces. Research In Motion announced today that it's offering a big bouquet of free apps to its upset customers after several days of widespread network outages and slow service.

The $100 selection of premium apps includes Sims 3, Bejeweled, Texas Hold'em Poker 2, and Shazam Encore. Enterprise customers get a month of free tech support as well.

In our BlackBerry poll last week, 42 percent of 830 responders said that they plan to switch phones after the outage. That was before the network was patched up and RIM came knocking at the door with a contrite face, lots of apologies , and a gift box full of apps.

We want to know if this changes your mind about leaving BlackBerry behind or makes you feel better about staying. Are free apps enough of an apology? Vote in our poll and talk it out in the comments.

 

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