By Matt Hamblen
April 23, 2009
President Barack Obama is due to receive a high-security BlackBerry 8830
soon, a Washington-based newspaper reported today.
According to The Washington Times, the device is in the final stages of
development at the National Security Agency, which will check that its
encryption software meets federal standards. It might not be ready for
White House officials did not respond to a request to confirm the Times
information. NSA officials could not be reached.
According to the newspaper, Obama will be able to send text and e-mail
messages and make phone calls on the device, but only to those with the
secure software loaded on their own devices. The list includes First
Lady Michelle Obama and top aides.
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