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Barack Obama Keeps His Blackberry, With Security Enhancements

By: Peter Tanner - Published:   Updated: Aug 8 2011 • References: news.cnet & foxnews
President Barack Obama has gotten a 'security enhanced' super $3,000 Blackberry that he will be allowed to use as president. Obama used a Blackberry 8700 during the presidential campaign, but it looked likely that Obama would have to give up his Blackberry due to security risks and the Presidential Records Act of 1978. Reports state that Obama's new Blackberry may actually be the General Dynamics Sectera Edge. Watch the phone in action above.

Implications - President Obama has been granted a Blackberry as a part of a compromise, and it allows him to keep in contact with his senior staff and a small group of his personal friends. This is a win for President Obama, who's addicted to the BlackBerry Messenger service like millions of others around the world.

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