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Report: President Obama to get secure BlackBerry 8830




Report: President Obama to get secure BlackBerry 8830
Report: President Obama to get secure BlackBerry 8830



http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=security&articleId=9132058 

By Matt Hamblen
April 23, 2009 
Computerworld

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 
months, however.

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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