Sherlock Holmes is free!

Fancy a free movie tonight? How about Sherlock Holmes, compliments of BlackBerry? While some people are reporting seeing this pop up in the Featured Apps in BlackBerry App World, others (like me) couldn't get the offer to show. In any case, there is a work around so if you don't see the offer, don't fret! Follow the instructions below, depending on your location. Also worth noting, it states it's a limited time offer, so you might want to take advantage of the download sooner rather than later. 

Canada:
1. Go to blackberrycanada.roxionow.com/redeem
2. Enter the code SHERLOCK
3. If you already have a BlackBerry Video Store account, log in. If not, create one.
4. Download the free BlackBerry Video Store app on your PlayBook, if you don't have it already.
5. Log in to the app and go to My Library. You should see Sherlock Holmes under Movies.
6. Click to download.

United States:
1. Go to BlackBerry.roxionow.com/redeem
2. Enter the code WATSON
3. If you already have a BlackBerry Video Store account, log in. If not, create one.
4. Download the free BlackBerry Video Store app on your PlayBook, if you don't have it already.
5. Log in to the app and go to My Library. You should see Sherlock Holmes under Movies.
6. Click to download.

The download was going pretty slow for me but people in the forums reported theirs only took 5 minutes. I'm not sure if the servers are being crushed at the moment or if it's just my WiFi but slow and steady wins the race, as they say. Let us know if you're seeing the promotion in App World, and if you've been able to download the free movie. Now excuse me, I'm off to get the HD cables out and make some popcorn for movie night. ;)

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Thanks to mark37724 for posting in the forums, @Schmidtec for the tweets, and @w_archer and @lockedtight88 for helping me troubleshoot via Twitter. CrackBerry fans rock!!