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The press has been jabbering on for days about how President Barak Obama will keep his beloved Blackberry. It's not true. He will not be keeping the device he loves, he'll be allowed to use a PDA created by General Dynamics -- or should I say bastardized by General Dynamics -- which is based on Windows CE. It's a competitor to Blackberry, not a Blackberry at all. I suppose RIM is allowing the news people to proliferate this mistake because it's good press for them when people hear how much he likes their product.
President Obama will used a hybrid device created by General Dynamics which operates as a semi-secured PDA allowed to access websites (or at least some websites) and allowed to email a very small subset of people who have been carefully checked out in advance. The device also has a "Secure" mode which allows it to communicate with "some other things" -- presumably some kind of military or intelligence based network which is more carefully hardened.
In any case, stop calling it a Blackberry.
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