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Obama may be able to keep his BlackBerry after all




Obama may be able to keep his BlackBerry after all
Obama may be able to keep his BlackBerry after all



http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10147749-38.html 

By Declan McCullagh
Politics and Law
CNet News
January 21, 2009

Forget the important task of opening up government. Never mind a 
recession that seems to be trying hard to be promoted to a full-scale 
depression. In geekish circles, the question of the week has been: Will 
President Obama manage to hang on to his BlackBerry?

Obama told us more than a year ago that it was his favorite gadget, and 
he was rarely without it during the 2008 campaign. In 2001, George Bush 
famously gave up e-mail, and there was plenty of speculation that Obama 
would too, either for privacy or open-government reasons. Last week, we 
suggested the Sectera Edge as a secure PDA-phone--it's rated for SECRET 
data and TOP SECRET voice--that might do the trick.

Now we're hearing from a report on The Atlantic's Web site that Obama 
will be able to keep his BlackBerry after all. Apparently it's been 
outfitted with encrypted software secure enough for routine personal 
messages--meaning, if this report is true, there will no Microsoft 
Windows Mobile in the president's immediate future. 

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