Stories by Al Sacco

Amazon Cloud drive: 7 key facts

Amazon.com beat Google and Apple to punch this week with the unveiling of its hosted consumer-storage service, Amazon Cloud Drive, and Web-based music-player, Cloud Player.

Amazon Appstore for Android: Reasons to love it and hate it

Amazon.com took a significant step into the word of mobile applications this week with the launch of its <a href="http://www.amazon.com/apps">Amazon Appstore for Android</a>, now available for free to select users of Google Android devices.

BlackBerry PlayBook to run Android apps: What it means

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) this week dropped a bombshell on the mobile world, confirming earlier rumors that almost seemed too far-fetched to believe when they hit the Web in January: RIM's new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, going on sale in the United States on April 19, will run applications originally developed for Google's popular Android mobile OS.

Nine features of upcoming BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0.3

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) is expected to release a major update to its BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) for Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino this week that will add a variety of valuable new smartphone- and mobile-device management features.

iPad 2 v BlackBerry PlayBook: 7 enterprise considerations

Steve Jobs tried to dismiss iPad's tablet rivals as "copycats" at Wednesday's iPad 2 launch. But whether Steve likes it or not, the tablet wars are officially on. And this battle will be decided not only by consumers and gadget lovers seeking the latest and greatest slates, but also by businesses and corporate workers looking for the next game-changing productivity tool.

RIM announces MDaemon messaging server for SMBs

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) and its subsidiary Alt-N Technologies this morning announced a brand new version of Alt-N's MDaemon Messaging Server for use with BlackBerry smartphones.

Images and video of the "first dual-touchscreen smartphone"

When you think of cutting-edge smartphones, "Kyocera" most likely isn't one of the first company names that come to mind. But that could soon change if today's unveiling of the Kyocera Echo, the world's first smartphone with two touch screen displays, at least according to Sprint, is any indicator of things to come.

BlackBerry 6.1: Six new features in RIM's upcoming mobile OS

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) released the first BlackBerry smartphone running its "BlackBerry 6" mobile OS just six months ago, but the company is already hard at work on the next major BlackBerry OS device software update, BlackBerry 6.1.

BlackBerry 6: Wipe Your Smartphone, Restore Factory Settings

Many reasons exist for why you might want or need to "security wipe" a BlackBerry, or completely erase all personal data stored on your handheld: You got a new smartphone and plan to retire the older device; you're trading in your existing BlackBerry for a new one from your wireless carrier; you and a friend are swapping devices; you loaded too many applications or media and just want to start over from scratch; etc.

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 mail server and associated infrastructure, according to the BlackBerry-maker. BES Express is a no-cost, "slimmed down" version of RIM's full BES with many of the same security safeguards and mobile connectivity options, but fewer IT control policies for corporate BlackBerry administrators.

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, formerly codenamed BlackBerry "Oxford." Sprint is the exclusive Style 9670 wireless carrier in the United States, and the device will retail for $100 after an equally valued mail-in rebate and along with a new two-year service contract. The BlackBerry Style goes on sale on October 31.

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