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President gets to keep his BlackBerry

Posted: , by Alan F.

President gets to keep his BlackBerry
We recently reported that President Obama would have to go cold turkey to end his BlackBerry addiction because the device was not secure enough for those Top Secret calls. But Obama showed that his ability to compromise is good as he apparantly worked out a deal with the NSA to use the RIM device for personal use. When he is wearing his Presidential hat and communications need to be secure, the President will use the Selectra Edge, a device that we previously called a chunky relative to the Treo 750. To refresh your memory, this device runs on Windows Mobile, uses modules to connect with GSM, CDMA and Wi-Fi networks, and can survive a 4 foot fall on concrete. This isn't the crisis in the Middle East and it really won't turn the economy around, but it does show that President Obama is a man of his convictions. Is there a phone that you feel as strongly about as our President does his BlackBerry?

source: NYTimes

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. The Godfather (unregistered)


my storm.....no matter what position i obtain i need to keep this with me

posted on 22 Jan 2009, 15:03

2. vzwemp87 (Posts: 18; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)


agreed....if i ever had to give up my storm for a position i'd probably flip

posted on 22 Jan 2009, 16:54

3. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Damn People, it is a phone. Not a small child or something. Yeah, accessibility and technology at the fingertips is amazing, but really? Fanaticism. I thought this guy was all about change... can't change from a Blackberry though ;)

posted on 23 Jan 2009, 09:04

6. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


dude, its a blackberry. i didnt vote for the man, but there are millions of crackberry addicts around the world. hes not askin for drugs, he just wants his crackberry. dont hate because you are too cheap to get one! :) my storm rules :)

posted on 22 Jan 2009, 19:31

4. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


I think it's pathetic he can't seem to live without a phone. Now I don't have a BB, but I think it's pathetic anyway.

posted on 23 Jan 2009, 06:47

5. The Godfather (unregistered)


if you were BB user like so many out there then you would understand his affliction

posted on 23 Jan 2009, 14:28

8. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Affliction...LMAO! right.

posted on 23 Jan 2009, 11:21

7. deejay52420 (Posts: 22; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


My Iphone honestly I know ppl hate on the iphone and talk about the service and everything but since and can do so much on it I feel handicapped without it.

posted on 23 Jan 2009, 23:35

9. lil angel (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Jan 2009)


WOW OBAMA REALLY LOVES HIS BLACK BERRY.

posted on 24 Jan 2009, 21:52

10. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


I want an explanation as to why phonearena.com can vividly portray it's political side, but censors the rest of people that don't agree. For example, the comment as to "it does show that President Obama is a man of his convictions." If you paid any attention, Obama has already gone back on his word by not agreeing to continue to set funds aside for the new NASA program, which while he was campaining promised to fund. Conviction, sure... I hope his BB gets hacked and he suffers a great deal somehow from it.

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