If Blackberry Is So Bad, Why Does The US President Have A BB?
It's just a mini thought of mine. Blackberry has been the choice for President Obama. Even if he had that hunk of metal Sectera Edge (whatever), he stuck with his Blackberry. Obama is the US President (you all should know or you are seriously cut off from the world). He has chosen his Blackberry as his chosen one. The question is why? I though trolls said Blackberries aren't worth it. If they really weren't, then why is he still using a Blackberry? I mean. The ideal choice would be Android (OS is American) or iPhone because they are American. Like let me explain further.
An American Car
An American House
An American Plane
So why did he keep the Blackberry if iPhone have the "same" security and the "same" functionality. I don't want to troll. Just thinking about it.
Also its just a harmless thread meant to be for thinking and discussion not for trolling and stuff
- 12-29-11, 02:31 AM #2
Because once you take all the apps away from Android and iPhone, they are no better than a BlackBerry, plus his BlackBerry in 2008 when he started his Campaign for Office was still at the top of the pile
Even today: If you could ONLY use your device with factory installed Applications / Themes, no access to rooting/jailbreaking, app stores, which device would you choose? as devices behind the Government firewalls are such.
Last edited by deRusett; 12-29-11 at 02:34 AM.
- 12-29-11, 02:49 AM #5
I wondered a little differently...
Why do all those stars in Hollywood carry BB's - you see a lot of high star-power people in the pictures that Michelle Haag posts on CB?
Is someone out there telling them that they need a Blackberry for security? If so, it has to be more than a few someone's.
- 12-29-11, 03:27 AM #8
The people this thred is speaking of are the ones a lot less likely to buy a device bassed on the fad of the day. They use what works best for them. To me its a true indication that the app craze is over done. phones are comunication devices first. The prez and most clebs have no time for games.
edit: just because adults and kids alike tend to resemble screeming little girls at a beatles concert with their iphone in hand at christmas doesn't meen the clebs of the day equate that to in vogue
Last edited by Dapper37; 12-29-11 at 03:33 AM.
- 12-29-11, 03:30 AM #9
- 12-29-11, 03:38 AM #11
... and then someone will point out what tablet the president uses. That doesn't make the PB horrible, nor does it really validate that tablet as a secure choice.
Think about it...
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- 12-29-11, 03:57 AM #14
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12-29-11, 04:50 AM #18
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It is because it is a business device, it's true other phones are now being adopted by businesses, but Blackberry has the long standing reputation for reliability, communication and business. That's the only sense I can make of it being the choice of govt. and celebs...hey that's true, they don't have time for games.
- 12-29-11, 05:32 AM #20
If the President wishes to communicate with Cabinet members and staffers, he needs to carry a device that is uniformly used behind government firewalls. The only device that is currently used uniformly behind government firewalls through BES is the BB.
He personally uses Apple products....I don't know this personally, of course, but he has mentioned it in interviews.
He had a BB as a personal choice before he was elected. He uses a BB now because it is the only platform with which he can communicate throughout the government.
I am *NOT* speaking right now of the future of other platforms coming behind firewalls. I am also *NOT* speaking of sandboxed projects using other platforms. I am speaking of the simple fact that to communicate across the government one must be on BES behind government firewalls, and currently that means BB.
So initially it was a personal choice. Now it's a necessity.
He might be using a Sectera Edge for ultra secure communications that even BB cannot handle. Who knows. He may later use an iPhone for personal use when he leaves office. Who knows. Currently the federal government uses BBerries on BES.
- 12-29-11, 06:35 AM #22
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- 12-29-11, 07:44 AM #24
Probably for the security and keyboard?
Question is, are consumers moving towards phones with virtual keyboards?
And, does the average consumer need or even care about 007, Mission Impossible, Man From U.N.C.L.E. type security on their smartphones???
Or, do they want the newest/coolest?
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