About the Author
Bill has been a professional developer for over 15 years in a variety of platforms and languages. Bill first encountered a RIM 950, the predecessor to the BlackBerry brand, in 1998 and has been working with them since that time. During this early period, he wrote and sold many applications for BlackBerry through Handango.com and was involved in many custom development projects as well. With the release of the BlackBerry 5810 in 2002, the development environment changed from C++ to Java Micro, and Bill started pursuing other opportunities, including .NET and has continued to do development and consulting professionally since then. He wrote his first book "Mobile Guide to BlackBerry" in 2005 and later became part of the podcasting and blogging team at MobileComputingAuthority.com, which focuses on mobile devices of all kinds.