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    Obama has high hopes for keeping BlackBerry

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    cnet.com: President-elect Barack Obama is sure to face his share of hurdles over the course of his presidency. But when it comes to one of them--the possibility that he might have to give up his beloved BlackBerry--he is waxing optimistic that he will overcome.

    In an interview with CNN on Friday, Obama expressed confidence that he would be able to keep his smartphone, despite well-publicized concerns over the possibility of eavesdropping by hackers and other digital snoops. While Research In Motion offers encryption, the U.S. government has stricter requirements for communications security.

    As my colleague Declan McCullagh reported, some handheld devices, such as General Dynamics' Sectera Edge, have been officially blessed as secure enough to handle even classified documents, e-mail, and Web browsing.

    But Obama seems determined to hang on to his device of choice.

    "I think we're going to be able to beat this back," Obama told CNN's John King. "....I think we're going to be able to hang onto one of these. Now, my working assumption, and this is not new, is that everything I write on e-mail could end up being on CNN. So I make sure that--to think before I press 'send.'"

    Obama senior adviser David Axelrod told ABC News: "He's pretty determined."

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    Go obama go

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    This is great! He's just addicted to his Blackberry thats the problem of letting go lol He needs to get his hands on the 8900.

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    A motivator for RIM to upgrade the security features on these devices. If they create a security upgrade for Obama, they had better share it with me....

    I wouldn't want the media getting hold of my BBMS to Luciferseamus or Berryadict!!
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    What blackberry does he have? Can't really tell from that picture but Im guessing a curve?
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    Blackberry Tour 9630
    Blackberry Storm 9530

    Blackberry Curve 8520
    Blackberry Curve 8320

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    Quote Originally Posted by brettxw View Post
    What blackberry does he have? Can't really tell from that picture but Im guessing a curve?
    Ive heard everything from an 8700c to an 8800 series world edition
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    I could see him with the 8800WE. I think a curve would not meet his requirements.
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    Blackberry Storm 9530

    Blackberry Curve 8520
    Blackberry Curve 8320

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    I thin a BB Bold would suit him quite nicely... :-)

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    Celebrity BlackBerry Sightings - Feb 6, 08 - Obama's seen with his 8700c.

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    I wonder if he has any of our themes on his BB?

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    True. Obama does indeed sport 8700. Kind of wired to have such an outdated device.
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    It seems to be a government thing. I know a few who work for them. They all seem to use the 8700. I've heard they don't like government employees having a camera on their device.

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    According to this article

    http://forums.pinstack.com/f52/blackberry_gets_a_marketing_boost_from_obama-100127/

    He has an 8830 World Edition

    I guess he is with Verizon

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    Being the next president of the US, I would be asking for the newer, unreleased BB's!!!!~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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    As we get ready to view and celebrate the coming week's big events, I thought I'd share this great letter from Parade magazine with you all...

    http://www.parade.com/export/sites/default/news/2009/01/barack-obama-letter-to-my-daughters.html?nwl=090116

    Regardless of your political affilitation, it's a good read...

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