Opinion

Indonesian “BlackBerry Fever” Sparks Stampede; RIM Questioned by Authorities

A shopping center in South Jakarta, Indonesia, erupted in chaos last week after RIM's new BlackBerry Bold 9790 smartphone was offered to the first 1,000 buyers at half off suggested retail price.
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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.