RIM offers 12 free apps following three-day BlackBerry outage

RIM stated its offer of the dozen free apps will be made available in the "coming weeks" and throughDec. 31, was "an expression of appreciation during the recent service disruptions."

The BlackBerry apps RIM will give away include:

· SIMS 3 – Electronic Arts

· Bejeweled – Electronic Arts

· N.O.V.A. – Gameloft

· Texas Hold’em Poker 2 – Gameloft

· Bubble Bash 2 – Gameloft

· Photo Editor Ultimate – Ice Cold Apps

· DriveSafe.ly Pro – iSpeech.org

· iSpeech Translator Pro – iSpeech.org

· Drive Safe.ly Enterprise – iSpeech.org

· Nobex Radio™ Premium – Nobex

· Shazam Encore – Shazam

· Vlingo Plus: Virtual Assistant – Vlingo