This book couldn't have been written without the generosity of the contributors and the helpful guidance of my wonderful editor, Brian Jepson. Brian's gentle supervision was reassuring through the entire process and he always provided a quick answer when I had a question. Thanks, Brian!
I have to thank my wife and best friend, Joan, and my daughters who tolerated (and sometimes celebrated?) my frequent absence as this book was formed. They are as much a part of this book as I am, and I will forever be grateful for their sacrifice.
I'd also like to thank my extended family and friends, especially my mom and dad for raising me and remaining two of my closest friends have fun with those new BlackBerrys!
Many of the hacks couldn't have been conceived or written without the generosity of Loren Beckerman of Cingular Wireless who stepped up to the plate to provide a BlackBerry and best-in-class wireless service throughout the writing of this book.
Thanks to Victoria Berry, Rachael Babcock, and Christopher Herstine (all from Research In Motion) who contributed resources, guidance, and contacts toward this project.
I'd be remiss if I didn't acknowledge the significance of Robert Kern of TIPS Technical Publishing, Inc. (http://www.technicalpublishing.com/). His tireless effort helped shape this project from the beginning. Bob, I hope to see you on the trails soon!