"Thank You Gifts," as RIM is referring to them, are making their way onto App World. These premium apps will be available for free for BlackBerry users worldwide as a show of gratitude for our loyalty. Today, @Shazam tweeted that their premium app, Shazam Encore, will also be part of the Thank You Gifts apps. Shazam Encore will be available in "early November" according to the above tweet. We can imagine making the deals with these developers can't be a quick and simple thing to do for RIM, specially when dealing with a large company like Shazam. Either way we'll all have a chance to get our hands on Shazam Encore and enjoy their services next month for free.
I do have to say, with BBM Music in the Beta Zone, I didn't expect RIM to make a deal with a music streaming app for its users that could rival it. This almost indicates to me that BBM Music will most certainly not be ready to be released publicly any time soon unfortunately. If it were, I'm pretty sure the $4.99/mo for BBM Music RIM will be asking for would've been given complimentary for a few months instead. Food for thought I suppose.