05-24-14 02:32 PM
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  1. NYC10065's Avatar
    Fascinating story on CNN about the process that led to the President getting his own Blackberry.

    NSA engineer: 'I made Obama's BlackBerry' - May. 22, 2014
    05-22-14 11:15 AM
  2. willtothewong's Avatar
    That's pretty cool!

    Posted via CB10
    05-22-14 11:24 AM
  3. runningman10's Avatar
    What, he made the old one that he was using when he first came into the white house. The pres is on bb10 now. The media needs to give it a break.
    05-22-14 11:29 AM
  4. sjwpenney's Avatar
    What, he made the old one that he was using when he first came into the white house. The pres is on bb10 now. The media needs to give it a break.
    What evidence is there that he's on BB10?
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    05-22-14 11:35 AM
  5. NYC10065's Avatar
    What, he made the old one that he was using when he first came into the white house. The pres is on bb10 now. The media needs to give it a break.
    The President is on BB10? Any proof?
    05-22-14 11:45 AM
  6. The Big Picture's Avatar
    CNN: NSA Engineer: 'I made Obama's BlackBerry'-img-20140518-wa001.jpg

    Wow you guys are incredible. Obama visited malaysia recently and I saw him hold a Z10 with my own eyes.

    Its well known he has a Z10.

    Learn how to read between the lines.

    Signature - Google wants your info. What are you gonna do about it?
    05-22-14 11:49 AM
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    Wow you guys are incredible. Obama visited malaysia recently and I saw him hold a Z10 with my own eyes.

    Its well known he has a Z10.

    Signature - Google wants your info. What are you gonna do about it?
    That's not his, it's hers; Helle Thorning Schmidt...
    05-22-14 11:52 AM
  8. NYC10065's Avatar
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    Wow you guys are incredible. Obama visited malaysia recently and I saw him hold a Z10 with my own eyes.

    Its well known he has a Z10.

    Signature - Google wants your info. What are you gonna do about it?
    The photo you posted is the famous "Cameron, Thorning-Schmidt, Obama" selfie from the funeral of former South African President, Nelson Mandela. The smartphone used was not Obama's but rather that of the Danish Prime Minister, Ms. Thorning-Schmidt. (David Cameron Explains Why He Agreed To Nelson Mandela Selfie With Obama And Thorning-Schmidt).

    As evidenced from the CNN article, peripheral functions, like the camera, have been removed from the President's Blackberry.
    05-22-14 11:55 AM
  9. PineappleUnderTheSea's Avatar
    Interesting article. I didn't know the NSA basically installed their own security algorithms on the BB. Is it even running through BB servers?

    People here aren't going to like that last comment about switching...
    emorgenstein likes this.
    05-22-14 01:35 PM
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    Wow you guys are incredible. Obama visited malaysia recently and I saw him hold a Z10 with my own eyes.

    Its well known he has a Z10.

    Learn how to read between the lines.

    Signature - Google wants your info. What are you gonna do about it?
    Wow you just made yourself look silly

    Posted via CB10
    05-22-14 05:11 PM
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    Wow you guys are incredible. Obama visited malaysia recently and I saw him hold a Z10 with my own eyes.

    Its well known he has a Z10.

    Learn how to read between the lines.

    Signature - Google wants your info. What are you gonna do about it?
    Umm I think that was one of the ladies' phone, he has a 9900

    Posted via CB10
    05-22-14 05:19 PM
  12. The Big Picture's Avatar
    Wow you just made yourself look silly

    Posted via CB10
    Ah well maybe for now. ;-) If I remember when I come across a picture ill post it.

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    05-22-14 05:26 PM
  13. Mr.Conviviality's Avatar
    Big Plus: talking about the BarackBerry

    Big Negative: if you read the comments, nobody cares to discuss the phone, or Blackberry. The discussion degenerates into bush, congress, liberals and politics.

    Article ends with a mandatory BB jab.
    05-22-14 05:29 PM
  14. crazigee's Avatar
    Article ends with a mandatory BB jab.
    What jab at BlackBerry?

    Posted using my Z10 via CB10
    05-22-14 10:33 PM
  15. 46Nico40's Avatar
    What jab at BlackBerry?

    Posted using my Z10 via CB10
    At the very bottom it says he will probably get a different phone after his contract is up.

    Posted via CB10
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    05-23-14 12:00 AM
  16. J Morehouse's Avatar
    Like a Q20?

    *ducks*

    Posted with my BlackBerry Z10!
    05-23-14 12:50 AM
  17. Omnitech's Avatar
    Umm I think that was one of the ladies' phone, he has a 9900

    Yes, it belongs to the Prime Minister of Norway, Helle Thorning-Schmidt. (The woman in the center)

    Obama in recent years has been carrying a 9930, reputedly.
    05-23-14 02:36 AM
  18. Omnitech's Avatar
    The real reason Obama can't swap his BlackBerry for an iPhone | Mobile Technology - InfoWorld

    Obama can't have an iPhone. The reason might (not) surprise you! (+video) - CSMonitor.com

    Top Level Telecommunications: How Obama's BlackBerry got secured


    The third article has lots of technical details.

    Basically, the layered security solution they wanted to use only runs on the legacy OS.

    I imagine that there may be some interest in updating the POTUS personal smartphone, but really, it's a very critical, highly-secure thing that has a very limited function by necessity. If it's continuing to perform that duty, they may not feel the need to change it, and I wouldn't blame them.

    On the other hand, John Chen made a publicly-documented business visit to the White House recently, and I'm sure that the subject of Obama's mobile tech was talked about at least a little.
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    05-23-14 02:40 AM
  19. qbnkelt's Avatar
    What, he made the old one that he was using when he first came into the white house. The pres is on bb10 now. The media needs to give it a break.
    The whole of the White House and staff is on 9930s. That contract has a few months left to run.


    Sent from my AWESOME gold 64G iPhone 5s via Tapatalk
    Last edited by qbnkelt; 05-23-14 at 05:27 AM. Reason: clarify
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    05-23-14 05:05 AM
  20. crazigee's Avatar
    At the very bottom it says he will probably get a different phone after his contract is up.

    Posted via CB10
    How is that a jab?

    Posted using my Z10 via CB10
    05-23-14 06:17 AM
  21. qwerty4ever's Avatar
    The whole of the White House and staff is on 9930s. That contract has a few months left to run.


    Sent from my AWESOME gold 64G iPhone 5s via Tapatalk
    And now we know QBNKELT works for the NSA. Stop! Stop! With the ferrets biting my toes... ;-)

    Posted via CB10 on BlackBerry Q5
    BergerKing and Carl Estes like this.
    05-23-14 06:33 AM
  22. qbnkelt's Avatar
    And now we know QBNKELT works for the NSA. Stop! Stop! With the ferrets biting my toes... ;-)

    Posted via CB10 on BlackBerry Q5
    Sssshhhhh...don't mention the ferrets. They're highly trained canines in clever disguises....sssssssshhhhhh

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk
    05-23-14 07:09 AM
  23. wincyUt's Avatar
    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing
    05-23-14 07:41 AM
  24. notafanboy's Avatar
    Americans are NOT ALLOWED to use BlackBerry. Working class people are not allowed to use BlackBerry. BlackBerry is only for the elite and the elites business interests( enterprise) and governments. Those who hate BlackBerry have been programed / brainwashed to using inferior android or icrap products. Remember you are not allowed to use BlackBerry.

    Posted via CB10
    05-23-14 08:24 AM
  25. qbnkelt's Avatar
    Americans are NOT ALLOWED to use BlackBerry. Working class people are not allowed to use BlackBerry. BlackBerry is only for the elite and the elites business interests( enterprise) and governments. Those who hate BlackBerry have been programed / brainwashed to using inferior android or icrap products. Remember you are not allowed to use BlackBerry.

    Posted via CB10
    Wow, this is the first time I heard that I'm elite....
    05-23-14 08:25 AM
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