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  1. 3_M4N's Avatar
    President Obama Finally Ditches Blackberry But New Smartphone Limited - Fortune

    From the article:
    "It seems the smartphone that the president received, which he didnt identify, isnt as smart as the typical device anyone else can buy in a local Verizon Wireless store, as the president mentioned to talk show host Jimmy Fallon on Thursday night."

    It doesn't specify if the new phone is another modified BlackBerry or if it's something else.

    Posted via CB10
    06-11-16 08:17 PM
  2. to boldly go's Avatar
    Still saying he 'finally' got a 'smartphone.'
    IRK
    06-12-16 04:09 AM
  3. morfinpower's Avatar
    It's a Blackphone!!!


    Via-Blackberry Passport Silver Edition
    06-12-16 02:22 PM
  4. Ment's Avatar
    It's better that BB not be associated with the Oval Office as the capabilities of a POTUS device doesn't really match with what people think of a smartphone and only further serves the perception that BB is way behind technologically.
    06-12-16 02:33 PM
  5. david7saad's Avatar
    06-12-16 03:05 PM
  6. thurask's Avatar
    06-12-16 05:07 PM
  7. blackberryroughrider's Avatar
    06-12-16 07:16 PM
  8. Avenzuno's Avatar
    For the sake of national security, I am glad POTUS didn't let on who makes his new smartphone. I wish, though, it's a modified Classic without the camera but souped up internals. I'm sure hackers will soon be able to find out if it's an Android phone Obama now has. If he did go this route, then I'm really worried about the United States' national security. If possible someone should catch the President in public with his new smartphone and take a quick pic of it.

    Posted via CB10 on my VZW Z30
    06-12-16 07:26 PM
  9. LuxuryTouringZone's Avatar
    I wonder if he bought an iPhone 6S plus?
    06-12-16 08:04 PM
  10. howarmat's Avatar
    I wonder if he bought an iPhone 6S plus?
    pretty sure he didnt "buy" anything as this isnt an off the shelf device and would specially made for him.
    TgeekB likes this.
    06-12-16 08:25 PM
  11. pepe68's Avatar
    I believe this may possibly be the smartphone he has received with some options disabled (camera, etc.)

    Solarin

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/01/travel...d-smart-phone/

    What do you think?

    That's some serious smartphone if all true!!

    Cheers!


    Posted via CB10 on my BlackBerry Passport SR 10.3.2.2836, OS 10.3.2.2876
    Last edited by pepe68; 06-12-16 at 10:49 PM.
    06-12-16 09:42 PM
  12. dejanh's Avatar
    I believe this may possibly be the smartphone he has received with some options disabled (camera, etc.)

    Solarin

    Would you buy a $17,000 super-secure smart phone? - CNN.com

    What do you think?

    That's some serious smartphone if all true!!

    Cheers!


    Posted via CB10 on my BlackBerry Passport SR 10.3.2.2836, OS 10.3.2.2876
    What a joke of a phone. It's lower spec than any current Android flagship, still stuck on 5.1.1, and uses encrypted apps that are already available for anyone out there. I guess if they sell one of these they already made money.
    06-13-16 02:18 AM
  13. bakron1's Avatar
    Whatever device he is using you can bet it's a secure device and they sure as hell are not going to tell the public how it operates and what security measures it uses.
    zephyr613, techvisor and 3_M4N like this.
    06-13-16 10:46 AM
  14. techvisor's Avatar
    from the Jimmy Fallon show: Then finally this year they said Good news Mr. President, were going to give you a state-of-the-art smartphone instead of a BlackBerry.

    Ouch!
    Tsepz_GP likes this.
    06-13-16 01:21 PM
  15. techvisor's Avatar
    pretty sure he didnt "buy" anything as this isnt an off the shelf device and would specially made for him.
    Nah he probably purchased it himself and then got reimbursed after he did an expense report, LOL.
    06-13-16 01:25 PM
  16. eshropshire's Avatar
    I am sure the new phone was built by the same group who built his old phone - the NSA. Obama's phones have all been custom hand built by the NSA.
    06-13-16 11:16 PM
  17. Uzi's Avatar
    I've been told that that back end services is still using BlackBerry solution
    06-13-16 11:47 PM
  18. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    from the Jimmy Fallon show: Then finally this year they said Good news Mr. President, were going to give you a state-of-the-art smartphone instead of a BlackBerry.

    Ouch!
    Ouch indeed!
    Really not helping BB's situation.
    techvisor likes this.
    06-14-16 12:39 AM
  19. 3_M4N's Avatar
    I don't even understand why they would say that because he goes on to describe it as a toy phone with 0 features. How is that "state of the art"? Smh

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    06-14-16 07:53 AM
  20. Dunt Dunt Dunt's Avatar
    I don't even understand why they would say that because he goes on to describe it as a toy phone with 0 features. How is that "state of the art"? Smh

    Posted via CB10
    State of art in that what it does do, it does very securely. Who knows what else it is capable of, might not even use cell towers....

    Just because he can't post a selfie on Instagram or play Game of War with Arnold... doesn't mean it isn't stat of the art.
    06-14-16 08:18 AM
  21. SeeBeeEss's Avatar
    Hey, it's a tool, not a toy!

    President Obama's new smartphone more like a toddler phone-obamaphone.jpg
    06-14-16 01:59 PM
  22. Prem WatsApp's Avatar
    Hey, it's a tool, not a toy!

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    Latest specs, I guess.... :-)

      There's a Crack in the Berry right now...  
    06-14-16 06:59 PM
  23. rt2567's Avatar
    It's something like a military grade modified Blackberry:
    - No microphone (so even if hacked, no 1 can eavesdrop your environment)
    - No camera (so even if hacked, no 1 can spy on you)
    - So no voice/video call
    - Text messaging is not allowed (SS7 is vulnerable and calls and texts can be easily diverted)

    Maybe you ask what he can do?? Good question! only text based communication like emails, passed through an E-2-E encrypted channel, which other end is also such a safe device or infrastructure.

    Update: And maybe a panic button, to self destruct the phone and it's data in critical situations.
    Probably modified PGP 9720 without bb logo?

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    Last edited by rt2567; 06-15-16 at 08:52 AM.
    anon(9878325) likes this.
    06-14-16 08:15 PM
  24. LazyEvul's Avatar
    It's quite likely a modified Galaxy S4, according to Ars Technica: Goodbye Obamaberry, hello Obamadroid | Ars Technica
    Dunt Dunt Dunt and techvisor like this.
    06-14-16 09:59 PM
  25. Doggerz's Avatar
    Yeah it's been confirmed he's using a Knox hardened Galaxy S4.

    I wonder how he's getting used to typing without a physical keyboard. I remember switching from my 9810 to Z10 and thinking I'd never get the hang of typing on glass.

    I still miss the physical keyboard. Miss blind typing without need for auto correct. If only they has put a decent physical keyboard on the Priv I'd still be using BlackBerry.

    Oh well. Maybe T-Mobile will bring back the Sidekick.

    Z5 - E6853 / Android 6.0 / T-Mobile USA
    techvisor likes this.
    06-15-16 06:51 AM
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