Al SaccoManaging Editor, CIO

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Al Sacco is a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast paced mobile beat for and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al manages writers and contributors, covers news, and shares insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also writes a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offers up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.

Customize Speed Dial in BlackBerry 6 OS

BlackBerry smartphones are famous for their keyboards, but why type out numbers and names when speed dial does the work for you?

7 Free, Must-Have BlackBerry Apps

Another round of great, free BlackBerry smartphone applications to help you find and download new and obscure music, share files across mobile devices, get a grip on air travel, and more.

What BlackBerry Admins Need to Know About the PlayBook

The upcoming BlackBerry PlayBook tablet PC is one of the stars of CES 2011. Here's what it means to IT administrators.

RIM Patches Yet Another PDF-Related BES Flaw

That pesky PDF distiller in BlackBerry Enterprise Server BlackBerry Attachment Service has yet again been identified as a problem.

11 Great Smartphones for $50 or Less

Whatever your device -- or carrier -- preference, here's a can't-miss smartphone deal. New Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone 7 devices can be found on all major U.S. wireless carriers -- even Apple's iPhone 4 on AT&T! -- for bargain rates.


7 Great iPhone 4 Cases: Protect Your Phone Before It's Too Late!

Seven of the best lightweight, unobtrusive iPhone 4 cases.


Free BlackBerry Apps for the Holidays

A mobile maestro handpicks 10 BlackBerry applications -- six of which are completely free -- that can help with shopping, travel, personal entertainment and much more this upcoming holiday season.

BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet: 10 Key Features and Facts

Anxious to get your thumbs on Research In Motion's first BlackBerry tablet, the PlayBook?

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express for Domino Available

Research In Motion's (RIM) free BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) Express software should become available today to organizations that employ IBM's Lotus Domino...

RIM, Sprint Announce BlackBerry 'Style' 9670 Clamshell

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) today officially announced one of its most poorly-kept secrets of 2010: The BlackBerry 'Style' 9670 clamshell.

BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 SP3 Has New Features

The next version RIM BlackBerry Enterprise Server packs new features including support for more IM servers and Microsoft Office 2010 files, with greater download capabilities.

BlackBerry Tip: Add 'Slang' to Dictionary

I've been known to offer my readers various BlackBerry tips and tricks. Lots of 'em. Just check out my BlackBerry Bible page on for proof.