With the recent outage which caused BlackBerry users around the world to be without service for up to three days last week, the device’s maker, Research in Motion, said Monday it would offer a $100 credit for select free apps in its online store. The Canadian company said it will give BlackBerry users free apps worth more than $100. The apps will be available over the coming weeks on BlackBerry App World. The free apps include iSpeech Translator, Bejeweled and Texas Hold’em Poker 2. The offer runs until the end of the year. While the offer could conceivably prompt BlackBerry users who previously had not visited the BlackBerry App World to take a look, it might also remind them about the limited extent of the company’s software offerings. The free downloads will be available until the end of the year. Instead of free apps, RIM is offering corporate and government users technical support at no cost for one month. Thanks to Free Things to Do in Seattle for this tech freebie!