President Obama is getting to keep his Blackberry, sort of…. As a technologist, I did refuse to vote for a Presidential candidate who could not even do his own e-mail. Frankly, I am tired of the fact that technological kindergarteners, illiterates, and phobics make technology policy in the country, and the fact that Obama “gets” tech and uses it was a big plus for me. Not quite enough to have gotten my vote, but the other guy didn’t get it either. And yes I voted. And no, it’s none of your business who I did vote for.
Anyway, the security wonks at the White House and I suppose the Department of Homeland Insecurity (who solved the threat of hijacking by making us all take off our shoes) were telling the new President that he would have to give up his Blackberry. The fact that he told them to figure it out was another big plus, in my book.
Anyway, TechRepublic has an article post today that takes a look at what his new martphone probably will be, a $3500 General Dynamics Sectra Edge. Take a look at it here.
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