Are you a "CrackBerry" addict or gadget fiend who couldn't make it to Las Vegas for the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show this year? Fret not. CIO.com's Al Sacco is on the scene, where he snapped piles of photos from RIM's BlackBerry exhibit that are sure to transfer you directly to the center of the action--in mind, at least.
By Al Sacco
Managing Editor, CIO
At CIO.com, we’re no strangers to technology trade shows. And in all honesty, once you’ve
seen a dozen or so tech-vendor exhibitions, you may have well seen them all.
But the booths at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the nation’s single largest
consumer technology conference, are a notable exception; CES is where tech companies pull
out all the stops in hopes of making customers out of the thousands of gadget enthusiasts
who pass through the Las Vegas Convention Center’s vast halls each year.
BlackBerry-maker RIM’s booth at CES in Las Vegas this week is a perfect example. RIM’s
didn’t really unveil any flashy new devices or make ground-breaking announcements–yet.
But the company is doing a great job of grabbing the eyeballs of countless technology
lovers with a cleverly designed, interactive BlackBerry booth where interested passersby
can not only get demos of RIM’s full product line, but paw all the new “toys,” as well.
Check out my extensive image tour of the BlackBerry booth at CES for a firsthand glimpse
of what RIM’s touting to CES attendees.
Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered 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.