Al SaccoSenior Editor, CIO Follow me on Google+

Al Sacco is an awarding-winning journalist and blogger who covers the fast paced mobile/wireless beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al manages select CIO.com contributors and frequently covers breaking news, shares insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings, 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, film buff and Red Sox fan.

Why BBM for Android, iOS Success will be short-lived

Can 20 million new BlackBerry Messenger users really be wrong? Yes, if a cross-platform BBM can't offering uniquely compelling features.

BlackBerry Enterprise Server to Get iOS, Android management features

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) has extended its reach in the mobile-device-management space with the acquisition of a German software company. The deal is expected to deliver BlackBerry Enterprise Server-like device management and control features for iPhones, iPads and Android smartphones and tablets.

Verizon forcing Microsoft Bing search on BlackBerry users

The only search engine option that’s currently available to some Verizon customers using the BlackBerry Browser is Microsoft's Bing, CIO reports.